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Peter Svidler vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
European Club Cup (2009), Ohrid MKD, rd 4, Oct-07
Pirc Defense: General (B07)  ·  1-0



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Oct-07-09  luzhin: 18.d6!! is a fabulous move. Once Svidler gets his knight to d5, Black's entire position drops off.
Oct-07-09  DCP23: A photo from this game:
Oct-08-09  returnoftheking: Thanks for that. What happens after 9..exf4?
Take with pawn or knight?
Oct-08-09  positionalgenius: wow. what a game
Oct-08-09  notyetagm: Brilliant game by Svidler.
Oct-08-09  notyetagm: 18 ?

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18 d5-d6!! <clearance: d5>

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<luzhin: 18.d6!! is a fabulous move. Once Svidler gets his knight to d5, Black's entire position drops off.>

20 ♘c3-d5

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Oct-08-09  Andrijadj: Svidler was surely cheating.I mean:to beat Shakh in 24 moves without comp...that's simply impossible...
Oct-11-09  manakin: one has to assume you're joking, <Andrijadj>... svidler is in tremendous shape of late, and if anything, this game might just serve as an example.
Oct-11-09  ILikeFruits: joking is...
what joker...
Oct-11-09  Chicago Chess Man: <returnoftheking> I would play 10.gxf4 followed by moves like Qd2 and 0-0-0 with plans for a nice kingside attack fueled by eventual control of both the g and h files.
Oct-12-09  returnoftheking: thanks for your reply. It seems a reasonable plan, but I wondered about the h6 c1 diagonal after gxf4...Qh4+ Bf2 Q or a later Bh6
Oct-12-09  Chicago Chess Man: <return> I don't know. I would put a big question mark behind Qh4+. Black simply wastes a tempo with this move. After Bf2 (which you mentioned) the black queen would probably move back to d8 since black's plan will eventually hinge on a kingside attack after 0-0-0. Placing the queen on the f or h6 squares seems dangerous and illogical since you typically don't want to place your pieces where the other side has a spatial advantage. As for the c7h1 diagonal, I don't see any danger for white. Especially if black wastes time with Qh4, white has plenty of time to play Qd2, 0-0-0 and then return the bishop to e3 to counter any danger on c7h1. Just my humble opinion.
Oct-13-09  returnoftheking: Makes sense. I think I hallucinated of ideas with Qe7 and f5, fxe and pressure on f4
Oct-14-09  Andrijadj: Of course I am joking.
Oct-14-09  returnoftheking: He was referring to this game
Mamedyarov vs I Kurnosov, 2009

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