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Michael Adams vs Teimour Radjabov
European Team Championship (2009), Novi Sad SRB, rd 2, Oct-23
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  0-1



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Oct-23-09  Everett: 4..d5 is surprising! Soon after, black has a very comfortable French-like position.
Oct-23-09  muradov: A nice win by Radjabov with the black pieces, not surprisingly..
Oct-23-09  znnnk: lazy, uninspired Adams. 3. Bb5, 4. c3 just doesnt cut it at this level - allowing Radjabov to have a very comfortable game.
Oct-23-09  luzhin: Radjabov's Irish pawn structure after 19...dxc4 is most impressive.
Oct-23-09  Everett: <Znnnk> Adams has played this opening for some time with good results.
Oct-24-09  Ezzy: Seems like Adams tried to follow this game with perhaps some possible improvements for white.

Morozevich vs Radjabov, 2007

Radjabov cleverly changed his play from that game with 5...a6 instead of 5...Nf6.

Anyway, Adams was completely outplayed here, and was struggling from start to finish.

Nice play by Radjabov, who constantly piled on the pressure.

<Everett: <Znnnk> Adams has played this opening for some time with good results> I think it's the first time he has played the 4 c3 move.

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  Eyal: Radjabov indeed played the opening better than Adams and gained the initiative, but until move 15 it's not THAT bad for White - taking the pawn offered by Radjabov with 15.Nxc5 should give Black decent initiative as compensation with 15...e5 or Bf4 (recommended by Chessok's Rybka on After the awful 15.Bh4, however, Black gets both the pawn and the compensation, as they say... It seems that Radjabov made some inaccuracies through moves 24-29 that gave Adams chances to get back in the game - maybe he had better drawing chances in transposing to a double rook endgame a pawn down with 30.Nxd5. 47.Nd2? is a tactical blunder that allows Black to finish the game immediately with 47...Bxg2! (48.Kxg2 Re2+ winning the knight).
Oct-24-09  euripides: The Smyslov triplet strikes again.
Oct-24-09  Ezzy: First win for Radjabov against Adams. Now that is a surprise.
Oct-25-09  notyetagm: 47 ♘b1-d2?

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47 ... ♗d5xg2! 0-1 <overloaded: e2,g2>

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