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David Navara vs Ivan Cheparinov
Baku Grand Prix (2008), Baku AZE, rd 13, May-05
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Defense (D12)  ·  1-0



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May-05-08  percyblakeney: <I heard that the computer says Black is winning after 25...Kd7 instead of 25...Qe4+." Cheparinov just "couldn't see this ...Kd7 move, it's not so easy to find.">

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  Ron: I've tried out variations after 25. ... Kd7! and it does seem that Black is winning. The basic themes in these variations seem to be mating threats against the Black king which can be avoided only by loss of material. Very difficult move to find, it would be a good Sunday puzzle.
May-06-08  ajile: 4..Bf5 has to be bad. Black hopes to get the bad bishop outside the pawn chain but White punishes it accordingly.
May-06-08  zoren: i see Bf5 a lot in this line, anyone else have any coments on it
May-06-08  Red October: yeah, who would think of putting the King on the d file right in the rook's path self pinning the bishop, but it seems to be the only other way to protect the h8 rook, anyway I never get the saturday or sunday puzzles, sometimes not even the Tuesdays heh!
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  whiteshark: From the Tournament Bulletin:

Navara eventually managed to leave Baku with two victories; in the last round he beat Cheparinov in a Slav Defence with White.

"He played some strange moves in the opening," the Czech said, "and I was a bit better thanks to the bishop pair. But then I spoilt it again; I missed that 23...Bxd2 was possible.

I was lucky to have the move 24.h5, but I heard that the computer says Black is winning after <25...Kd7> instead of 25...Qe4+." Cheparinov just "couldn't see this ...Kd7 move, it's not so easy to find."

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May-09-08  minasina: Rybka analysis samples

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