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Andrei Volokitin vs Robert Ruck
10th European Individual Championship (2009), Budva MNE, rd 2, Mar-07
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Variation (B12)  ·  1-0



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Mar-08-09  notyetagm: It seems that Volokitin has been 2671-rated for like 4 years.
Mar-08-09  notyetagm: Wow, this is some *really* bad play by Black (GM Ruck).
Mar-08-09  chessman95: Is that guy REALLY a GM?(?????)
Mar-08-09  notyetagm: <chessman95: Is that guy REALLY a GM?(?????)>

He had a bad game.

That whole plan of advancing the g-pawn was just terrible: trap the bishop on h4 with ... g5, and then have to play ... g5-g4 to free the bishop and allow ♕h6, winning instantly.

Mar-08-09  chessman95: He didn't have a bad game. He had a horrible one. That looked like more of a third-grade mistake than a GM mistake to me.
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  luzhin: Black didn't have a 'plan' to advance the g-pawn. The point is that 23.Qf4! threatened to trap Black's Bishop with 24.g3. Yes, Black shouldn't have allowed such a position to arise, but all you gentleman sneering at g5 as a 'third grade mistake', please suggest another continuation.
Mar-10-09  chessman95: The position is won for white so it's hard to suggest a good alternative, but I think 23...Rec8 would have been better than 23...g5. Also, after 23...g5 24.Qe3 Qb4 25.Bd3 something like 25...Rad8 or 25...Red8 would both be better than the blunder 25...g4?.
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