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Boris Gelfand vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
Russian Team Championship (2009), Dagomys, rd 4, Apr-07
Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04)  ·  1-0



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Apr-07-09  hellopolgar: well...strange can a 2700+ GM blunder like that?...
Apr-07-09  yevlev: 45...e4, of course, looks very strange, but Black's position was already lost. Maybe it was just a desperation move. The curious thing is how Ivanchuk misplayed that quite well-known and equal endgame...?
Apr-08-09  Gnappo83: It's not an equal endgame. In my opinion, the game is lost after 13...Qb3. After simplifications, White dominates the d file. After 19...Bxg2, White starts to centralize the King. After 24.Rxd8, White can force the push of b pawn. After 30.Na2, Black is forced to put his Knight in c6. White king can easly reach the b pawn causing its fall. Black King is completely cut out of play. How can it reach the Queenside? It should march through e7-d7-c7-b6-b5: too many tempos.
Apr-10-09  madlydeeply: interesting comment gnappo after the final exchanges the black knight is in the wrong place on d8 and the b pawn is forced to move forward. Suppose the blunder was offering the rook trade, then trading both rooks. Or was it already tough before the rook trades?
Apr-10-09  erimiro1: He could try one more trap before the end: 45 - Nb4+ 46. K:d5?? Nd3+ with good chances for draw. White should ignore e5 and win for sure.
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  Domdaniel: I've found a game where I played 9...Bc5 (?!) in 1978 (!) -- it didn't work out well for black then either.

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