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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Alexey Shirov
Keres mem (2000), Tallinn, rd 6, Jan-22
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Spassky Variation (D87)  ·  1-0

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Aug-14-13  csmath: 20. ... Rc2?!

miscalculated plan as white takes control of 7th rank:

21. Rd8 Kg7
22. Rd7 Kg8
23. Ng5

Interesting that Ivanchuk did not try

24. Nf7! h5
25. a3 Nc4
26. gxh5 gxh5
27. Rxb7 a5
28. Nh6+ Kf8
29. Nf5 Ra2
30. Rh7 Rxa3
31. Rxh5 a4
32. h4

and black position is lost. White brings rook through g5-g6-a6 and pushes pawns and king forward, black cannot do anything.

Aug-14-13  csmath: Shirov's

24. Rxa2?

is decisive error in the continuation.

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