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Dmitry Jakovenko vs Arkadij Naiditsch
Dortmund Sparkassen (2009), Dortmund GER, rd 2, Jul-03
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0



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Jul-03-09  Ulhumbrus: White is able to cover his King from all directions by the Rybka sequence given by <Dionyseus>, 53...Qd1+ 54 Kc4 Rc2+ 55 Kd4 Qg1+ 56 Be3 Qg4+ 57 Qf4
Jul-03-09  SCUBA diver: Forget it.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I like how Naiditsch keeps finding the means to keep on fighting--yet another difference between the really good players and us mere mortals. It is odd that we're back into the middlegame--Queens back on board, opposite-side castling, simultaneous attacks on the Kings, just like a typical complex Sicilian Defense.
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  Sneaky: <acirce: Larry Christiansen jokingly suggested 53..Rb2+ 54.Kxb2 Qb7+> that is so beautiful I would almost want to play it anyhow. The line doesn't even end there: White has to bring his king all the way to the 7th rank before Black totally runs out of tricks.
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  tamar: The pawn and bishop are surprisingly good cover, although the King must wander a bit.
Jul-03-09  SCUBA diver: The White King will find safety on f8.
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  fm avari viraf: I think, Black will run out of checks & resign.
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <fm avari viraf: I think, Black will run out of checks & resign.> If he doesn't run out of time first.
Jul-03-09  acirce: Fascinating details. He can't play 57.Ke6?? Re2+ so he needs to prepare it by 57.Ke4, getting his bishop to e3 as a shield and <then> head forwards again.
Jul-03-09  Marmot PFL: < fm avari viraf> after Qh1+ i am not certain white wins, though it seems likely
Jul-03-09  Ulhumbrus: 55...Qa1+! is a psychological tactic which 56 Kd5! defeats. The point is that after the other check 55...Qg1+, 56 Be3 leads to safety. Naiditsch invites White to persist in trying for safety with this formation after giving the other check 55 Qa1+, after which however it is no longer so good: 56 Ke4 invites 56..Re2+. However Jakovenko does not persist in trying to gain safety in a formation arising from another line but plays something else. Congratulations to Jakovenko for making this choice, and the moral is not to play for safety in a formation reached in another line, but to be flexible and play something else.
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  tamar: Same position except bishop now on e3
Jul-03-09  Marmot PFL: If the king reaches e6 it seems the queen trade is forced and black is SOL.
Jul-03-09  Marmot PFL: Qh1+ was more stubborn, now Ke4 wins
Jul-03-09  weisyschwarz: The emperor's new clothing.
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  tamar: Nothing left to try.
Premium Chessgames Member Thanks to everybody for participating in today's live chess broadcasts from the Dortmund tournament. Stop by tomorrow at the same time (9:00am USA/Eastern) for round #3.
Jul-03-09  karnak64: Thanks, chessgames, for the triple header. Neat game -- interesting chatter.
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  keypusher: Wonderful game.
Jul-03-09  TheChessGuy: Excellent endgame play by Yako here. Positions like the one after White's 53rd are so nerve-wracking to play, and he handles it perfectly.
Jul-03-09  returnoftheking: I can't decide what ending I like better; this one or yesterday's Carlsen-Jako. 40..Bd2 would have held?

..Bd2 41. Rd4 (Kc2 no better) h5 42. Bc7 Rxg4 43. Rxg4 hxg4 44. b5 Bd1 45. b6 Ba5..(?)

Jul-04-09  znprdx: <Knight13: ... I'd rather watch Top 2700+ GM's than those a dime a dozen GMs in World Open.> what a senseless >penny-a-million patzer< comment
Jul-04-09  kurtrichards: Jako show them the way. Fight!
Jul-05-09  Open Defence: wow! nice one from Jakovenko, are the time controls in Dortmund longer ?

if not then this is all the more fantastic

Jul-09-09  luzhin: Question: why didn't Jakovenko play the immediate 52.Rd8 threatening Rh8 mate? Because Black would have turned the tables with the amazing 52...Rb2+!!
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