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Dmitry Jakovenko vs Etienne Bacrot
Dortmund Sparkassen (2009), Dortmund GER, rd 8, Jul-10
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line (C89)  ·  1-0



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Jul-10-09  furrer: Fatastic theme, black will have to play ♗b8 to get the ♔ to the a pawn. Thats probably the reason why 76 ... ♗b8!! would have been a draw
Jul-10-09  jhoro: at first Rybka thinks 79...b4? is a really bad idea, but after some more thinking it finds that 79...Kb6 is equally as bad
Jul-10-09  Bob726: What a great grinding game by jakovenko. Reminds me of petrosian style- the opponent self destructs after defending for an eternity.
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  Peligroso Patzer: The following interesting comment was posted on page 55 of the thread on Dortmund (2009):

<DCP23: On Shipov's forum, GM Mikhail Krasenkow says Bacrot could save the game by 76...Bb8!! 77.Bf3 Ka5 78.Ke6 Kb6 79.Kd7 Kc5 80.Be4 Kd4 81.Bxg6 Ke5, but he immediately says that very few would find that on 7th hour of play.>

Jul-10-09  visayanbraindoctor: <DCP23: On Shipov's forum, GM Mikhail Krasenkow says Bacrot could save the game by 76...Bb8!! 77.Bf3 Ka5 78.Ke6 Kb6 79.Kd7 Kc5 80.Be4 Kd4 81.Bxg6 Ke5, but he immediately says that very few would find that on 7th hour of play.>

76...Bb8!! allows Black to use the e5 square for his King, while still defending the c7 square from the advancing White passed c-pawn. Other Bishop moves to positions before the 4th rank block the e5 square while Bc7 allows the White King to attack the Bishop by Kd7 thereby gaining a tempo. Black needs to use the e5 square for his King in order to get to the White h-pawn in time.

Jul-11-09  kurtrichards: Glad that Jakovenko is getting better after that 1st round loss to Carlsen.
Jul-11-09  Cerberos: Can someone explain me why 64.Rxc6 doesn't work?
Jul-11-09  Manic: <Cerberos>

64.Rxc6? Rxc6 65.Bxc6 Bd2 and now:

i) 66.Bxb5 Bxc3 followed by taking another white pawn even after 67.Bb3 Bxd4 68.Bxg6 when black runs king into the h8 corner and sacrifices the bishop for the other pawn when he gets the chance.

ii) 66.c4 bxc4 67.b5 Be3 68.Be4 (68.d5 c3 69.d6+ Kxd6 70.Be4) Bxd4 69.Bxg6 and black follows the same plan as above. 67...c3 probably works as well.

Aug-29-12  master of defence: Whatīs wrong with 33.Rxd2?
Aug-29-12  I play the Fred: <master> 33...Rf3 34 Ne5 Rf2 35 Rxf2 gxf2 36 Bd3 f1=Q 37 Bxf1 Nxf1, perhaps? It's not a refutation of 33 Rxd2, but grabbing that bishop ultimately gives white nothing.
Aug-29-12  master of defence: <I play the Fred> After 38.Nxc6 white is up a pawn, threatens Nb4 winning another pawn and itīs better. Do you have a better line for black?
Aug-29-12  I play the Fred: Nope. I was so focused on the fact that the bishop couldn't be held that I forgot about the rest.

But thanks for asking, and thanks for all of your thought-provoking posts. I enjoy them.

While I have your attention, did you ever look at my response to your question here?

Judit Polgar vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1992

Aug-29-12  master of defence: Yes, good post, <I play the Fred>. But I forgot the line againist 55.Kf1, Do you can remember me?
Feb-10-14  Whitehat1963: Typical Jakovenko endgame brilliance and a good look at the Opening of the Day.
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  offramp: <I play the Fred: Nope. I was so focused on the fact that the bishop couldn't be held that I forgot about the rest....>

Soon after this post User: i play the fred called it a day. I like to think that he devoted his time to playing against Fred of the Brazil football team.

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  perfidious: <offramp> It is unfortunate that <Fred> decided to leave our happy family.
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  offramp: ... And I never learned what The Fred was. An opening, I would guess.
Jun-19-14  ughaibu: The Fred is 1.e4 f5
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  perfidious: <offramp> Believe the Fred is 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 f5, as in L Mercuri vs J Young, 1991.
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