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Ruslan Ponomariov vs Vugar Gashimov
World Cup (2009), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 5, Dec-03
Benoni Defense: Fianchetto Variation (A62)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Dec-03-09  Eyal: Position after 28...Rb5:

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Once again (as in games vs. Li Chao and Caruana from previous rounds) Gashimov's opponent fails to take advantage of a winning chance: 29.f3! to win a piece after the knight retreats by g5, or f4 first in case of 29...Ng5; possibly both Gashimov and Ponomariov thought that, following Black's 28th move, 29...Rxd5 should be good enough in such a case, but actually it isn't - 30.Nb4! Rc5 31.N2d3 (or 30...Qxc1 31.Qa7+ followed by Rxc1).

Dec-03-09  muradov: Thank you for the analysis <Eyal>

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Mar-02-10  fischer2009: excellent analysis eyal;cant believe ponomariov could miss it;

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