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Konstantin Sakaev vs Teimour Radjabov
World Cup (2009), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 2, Nov-24
King's Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Rare Defenses (E90)  ·  1-0

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Nov-24-09  muradov: It's hard to recognize Teimour these days..:(
Nov-24-09  swordfish: What's wrong with 38...Nd7 here?
Nov-24-09
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  tamar: <What's wrong with 38...Nd7 here?>

Exchange rooks then Ka4 would seem to do the trick.

Nov-24-09  Eyal: Seems like Radjabov had a sort of blackout at the final stage of the game. First he missed 31...h5! and then he completely failed to appreciate the power of the Nf1-g3-h5 idea when playing 32...b5? Btw, 36.Ka3 (instead of 36.Ka2) was an inaccuracy which might have allowed Black to stay in the game with 36...Rb4! 37.Ng3 Rfb8 38.Rxf6 (or 38.Nf5+ Kh8 39.Nxd6 Nxe4) 38...Rb3+ and 39...Rxg3.

Quite a strange king-walk by White, though it turned out ok at the end. The immediate justification for 23.Kb3 is to prepare Rf2 (an immediate 23.Rf2?? would lose to 23...Nxe4+ or Nxd5+ with discovery on the f-file).

Nov-24-09  dumbgai: That's some funky king walk.
Nov-25-09  little7lamb: this Round: was the KILLING-ELO-INFLATION-ROUND Moro loses, Radja and Svidler, all experts in their openings. Moro (W) in the Scotch, Radja (B) with the KID, and Svidler (B) with the Grünfeld...( kill that 2700++ inflation???... the real debate for today!)
Nov-25-09  little7lamb: the first time I saw Sakaev was like 2 yrs. ago, he came to our chess club in Germany, whooped us in some blitz games while drinking a beer, then we talked a little about this book he had of the Lc4 Grünfeld.. it was fun, I actually played one blitz game with Black and with the KID and guess what structure he used? damn right 6.h3.. lol

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