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Loek van Wely vs Teimour Radjabov
Olympiad (2008), Dresden GER, rd 3, Nov-15
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Bayonet Attack (E97)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-16-08  Alphastar: van Wely was obviously very well prepared.
Nov-17-08  I3illieJoe: I think the opening is a typical King's Indian Defense though, not a "Formation: King's Indian Attack" as the scoresheet indicates...
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  lilfoohk: radjabov back fired!
Nov-17-08  whatthefat: After 26...Qg2, what is the correct assessment of the position? Does Black have sufficient compensation for the piece, or was he already lost at that point?
Nov-17-08  shintaro go: The Bayonet wins again.
Nov-18-08  Strongest Force: <whatthefat> Intuition tells me black was lost after your move. All white needed to do was consolidate his position followed by a "open season" attack against the black king and pawns
Nov-20-08  KingG: Van Wely played this line against Degraeve eight years ago. On that occasion he declined the knight sac, but lost the game.

Although this game isn't currently in the database, it will be familiar to anyone who has read Gallagher's book <Play the King's Indian>.

According to Jon Speelman in today's Independent, <This time, Van Wely returned to an old favourite 10.g3. 20.fxe4 was the first new move, and they still continued to play along a note given by Van Wely himself in Chess Informant up to 24...h5 - he himself recommended 24...g5.

Apparently he was correct and 24...h5 was somewhat inferior. Van Wely's 28.c5! gave his bishop a target on e5, and after Radjabov failed to play his knight to g4, defending e5, the long diagonal caved in and Van Wely won fairly easily.>

[Event "Mondariz zt 1.1"]
[Site "Mondariz"]
[Date "2000.09.03"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Van Wely,Loek"]
[Black "Degraeve,Jean Marc"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Eco "E97"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 Nh5 10.g3 f5 11.Ng5 Nf6 12.f3 f4 13.b5 fxg3 14.hxg3 h6 15.Ne6 Bxe6 16.dxe6 Qc8 17.Nd5 Qxe6 18.Nxc7 Qh3 19.Rf2 Nxe4 20.Rh2 Qd7 21.Nxa8 Nxg3 22.Bxh6 Bxh6 23.Rxh6 Kg7 24.Rh2 Nef5 25.Kf2 Rxa8 26.Bd3 Qc7 27.Bxf5 Nxf5 28.Qd3 Rc8 29.f4 Qc5+ 30.Kf3 e4+ 31.Qxe4 Qa3+ 32.Kg2 Qb2+ 33.Kf3 Qc3+ 34.Kg2 Qb2+ 35.Kf3 Qxh2 36.Qxb7+ Kh6 37.Qxc8 Qg3+ 38.Ke2 Qe3+ 39.Kd1 Qd4+ 40.Kc2 Qxa1 0-1

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  Peligroso Patzer: Compare: Van Wely vs Stellwagen, 2009.
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