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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Alexandra Kosteniuk
Cap d'Agde (2008) (rapid), Cap d'Agde FRA, rd 5, Oct-27
Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42)  ·  1-0



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Nov-01-08  hedgeh0g: Nice finish.
Nov-01-08  Udit Narayan: The Beauty and the Beast...?
Nov-03-08  Hot Logic: Ivanchuk really had to work for the win here but he got it in the end.
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  OhioChessFan: 33...Re5 if she wanted the draw. Why leave the e file open while the King diddles around on d6 and d7? I can't imagine anyone above 1500 playing 46. Kc1. What was Chucky thinking? 54...Rb7 was the losing move.
Mar-15-09  chillowack: Kosteniuk put up a great fight here against the legendary Ivanchuk, proving that she is a very strong player.
Mar-15-09  dale2222222: why not 29...Bf4 ?
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  OhioChessFan: Seems like much the same thing <dale> 30. Rxe8 Kxe8 31. Re2+ Kd7

I don't see any advantage to the Bishop on f4 as opposed to g3.

The real problem was the King moves to d6/7 while leaving the e file open. Later on, Black made a couple patzerish Pawn captures with the Rook.

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