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Dmitry Jakovenko vs Vugar Gashimov
FIDE Grand Prix (2008), Sochi RUS, rd 11, Aug-12
Benoni Defense: Classical. New York Variation (A70)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-12-08  Marmot PFL: Black could try to repeat moves with 26...Bd4 but white could vary with 27.Bg1. He goes for tactics with 26...b5 instead which almost works. From there on Jakovenko keeps the edge right through the ending with some powerful moves against black's weak king position. This sometimes happens in the Benoni when white plays well and makes it a hard opening for black.
Aug-12-08  Udit Narayan: Jakovenko comes very close to matching Leko's 12 drawn games streak at Linares 2005...
Aug-13-08  Dionyseus: Rybka 3 suggests:
22. Bg4 Ne5 23. Bxe5 Bxe5 +0.81 d=23

29. Rxd5 Qxb5 30. Red1 Rb8 31. Bg1 +1.17 d=18

R3 didn't like Jakovenko's 32.Rf1, bringing the eval down to +0.25. R3 suggests:
32. Re7 Nf8 33. fxg6 Nxg6 34. Re2 Bd4 35. Bg3 Ra8 36. Qc1 Qb5 37. Kh2 +0.79 d=20

Gashimov could have drawn the game with 38...Qb5! 39.Rc3 Qxd5 40. Rxc4 Kh7 41. Rc1 Rd6 42. b4 Rxf6 43. Rd1 +0.11 d=22

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