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Evgeny Tomashevsky vs Alexander Riazantsev
Russian Championship Superfinal (2008), Moscow RUS, rd 10, Oct-14
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Defense Blockade Line (D37)  ·  1-0

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Oct-15-08  visayanbraindoctor: Amazing game by Tomashevsky. He just rammed in his c pawn through (12. b5 13. c6 and 14. c7). The final position is quite striking.
Nov-11-14  kamagong24: Sochi 2014 WCM game 3, followed this game
Nov-11-14  fisayo123: <kamagong24> Actually it doesn't. h3 was played in this game.
Nov-11-14  fisayo123: <kamagong24> Actually it doesn't. h3 was played in this game.
Nov-11-14  kamagong24: fisayo123: <kamagong24> Actually it doesn't. h3 was played in this game.

the idea, not literally move by move(though it did for most part), particularly the opening idea

Nov-11-14  fisayo123: <kamagong24> Yeah, that's true ;)
Nov-11-14  mrbusho: i think h3 vs. h2 is an important difference because by playing the bishop at d3 (instead of playing the pawn to h3), white discourages black from entering lines in which h file opens up and creates a threat at h7. if bishop was on f1 then black can play those lines.
Nov-12-14  engineerX: Anand in the press conference implied that he knew this game, but had to calculate whether the position of the h-pawn made a difference. In the end, he went on to win exactly like Tomashevsky (26.Rc6! ). So the h-pawn did not make much of a difference.
Nov-12-14  SirRuthless: perhaps not in the result but the h pawn does make a huger difference because of certain ideas involving the black queen delivering checkmate after getting to g2. I saw this explained in a video analysis on youtube earlier but I don't remember the link. When I find it again I will post it here. I think it was Danny King's analysis but not sure. These games shared similar ideas but the line were not the same and if Anand tried to follow this game he would not have won. The real predecessor was Aronian Adams 2013 and Anand seems to have found the correct idea with 20.fx as opposed to Qe2.
Nov-12-14  mrbusho: according to gm gilberto milos's analysis on chessbase, white's ng5 (which was an important idea in the anand-carlsen game) doesn't work as well if the pawn is on h3 because black's knight can come to ng3.
Nov-12-14  kamagong24: Aronian vs Adams 2013, another similar game

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