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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Teimour Radjabov
Linares (2009), Linares ESP, rd 9, Mar-01
Spanish Game: Schliemann Defense (C63)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Mar-01-09  Ulhumbrus: <Geronimo: Yes <ulhumbrus>, but if Radjabov finds d5, Rybka grades it at exactly even.> If a resource from Rybka can vandalize the plan, White may have to settle for the alternative, matching Black's attack upon f2 with his K and R and battling Black's Q and N on the Queen side with "only" his Q, remaining R and B.
Mar-01-09  Ulhumbrus: The move 26...d5 may be not as good for Black as all that. 27 Ra5 attacks the point c5.
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  Mateo: Black holds but his main problem, I think, is to find a good square for his Knight.
Mar-01-09  Pawn Ambush: 27...Qc7 holding the tension but in the long term play what?
Mar-01-09  Ulhumbrus: After 26...d5 27 Rc5 one variation is 27...dxe4 28 Qc5 Qxc5 29 Rxc5 Re6 30 Rc7 b5 31 Rd1 and Rd1-d7 may follow
Mar-01-09  Geronimo: Agreed that it looks promising <ulhum...>. While were at it, I wouldn't mind flushing Ryb and just playing chess!
Mar-01-09  Pawn Ambush: Maybe black will swing the rooks back over to the c-file, the pressure on f-file looks neutralized.
Mar-01-09  Ulhumbrus: One White threat is Ra5 and Qc5.
Mar-01-09  YoGoSuN: c4 as a home for the knight?
Mar-01-09  furrer: Yogosun you are on ICC too right?
Mar-01-09  arkansaw: as usual the move 40 combination, would Carlsen miss this?
Mar-01-09  Pawn Ambush: Nice 28...Rd6 stopping 29 ed followed by 30.Qe4
Mar-01-09  arkansaw: ...and he finds it on the second try!
Mar-01-09  YoGoSuN: exactly my thughts, then h5 to assault the black position
Mar-01-09  Bob726: draw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  Mateo: It seems that Ivanchuk decided to make a more sensible use of his time in this tournament.
Mar-01-09  YoGoSuN: <Yogosun you are on ICC too right?>

I wish... :(

But why do you ask?

Mar-01-09  Ulhumbrus: I forecast a win for White.
Mar-01-09  Pawn Ambush: take with rook then double
Mar-01-09  ex0duz: Dominguez is toast. -4.00 at least for Carlsen. He can resign now..

Fritz also thinks this game is most likely a draw. =0.18 @ d19

Mar-01-09  Marmot PFL: should switch games to see rook dance
Mar-01-09  arkansaw: It's not immediately obvious, but Dominique is in complete zugzwang despite having 6 pieces!
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  whiteshark: 3...f5 stands another storm.
Mar-01-09  tal60: isnt 7 minutes a big advantage to 4 minutes? couldnt he blitz him a little and hope for a mistake when (or if) they get to the 40?
Mar-01-09  furrer: YGS, I remembered the name...
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