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Ernesto Inarkiev vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Baku Grand Prix (2008), Baku AZE, rd 2, Apr-22
Pirc Defense: Classical Variation. Quiet System Czech Defense (B08)  ·  1-0



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  whiteshark: <16...Rb4 17.b3 Be6 18.Rad1 Re8=> or <16...Rxe1+ 17.Rxe1 Bd7 18.a5 Re8=> should have equalised easily.
Apr-22-08  Augalv:

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As you can see this is just equal, hard to expect some adrenaline here.


Typical Mamedyarov, trying to avoid brief draw.16..Rxe1+ 17.Rxe1 Bd7 and players can sign peace agreement.

17.c3 Bxh3??

No.17..Nd5 with next Rf6 and Black should equliaze.

18.Ne5 Bf5 19.g3 Bxd3 20.gxf4 Bf5 21.a5 a6 22.Rad1 ( diagram )

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White's task is to penetrate on seventh rank.Counterplay based on f4 weakness is not sufficient, victory of first player is just matter of time.

22..Nh5 23.Rd4 c5 24.Rc4 Rc8 25.b4 cxb4 26.cxb4 Rf8

Of course not 26..Rxc4? 27.Nxc4 Nxf4 28.Re7 or 28.Nd6 with capture on b7.

27.Rd4 Nf6 28.Rc1 Be6 29.f3 Rb8 30.Kf2 h5 31.Rc7 Nd5 32.Rd7 Nf6 33.Rd8 Rxd8 34.Rxd8 ( diagram )

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This is losing fast, better is 34..h4 but still 35.Nd3 Bd5 36.Nc5 is winning for White.

35.Nd3 h4 36.f5! 1-0

Really nice way to finish the game.36..gxf5 37.b5! is winning.If Black captures then 38.Rb8 wins, if not then White will go for 38.b6 with various sacrifices on a6 or b7.

Extracted from blog about Sergey Karjakin.

Apr-29-08  minasina: Rybka anlysis samples
Mar-10-09  blacksburg: who is this <Inarkiev>? he's not even 2700, there's no way he could have beaten mamedyarov without cheating with Rybka. <3.Nc3> - look at this move, Rybka loves it! no way this sub-2700 <Inarkiev> could have found 3.Nc3 without cheating.

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