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Michal Krasenkow vs Baadur Jobava
European Championship (2010), Rijeka CRO, rd 4, Mar-09
Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04)  ·  0-1



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Mar-09-10  brucejavier: wow what a game, very complicated but Jobava is on fire after this game, takes him 4/4
Mar-10-10  Gogia: 4 points out of 4 games. Go Baadur!
Mar-10-10  znsprdx: <

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> 21.N[c]b5 maybe not the best; it seems that fxg6 may be playable if...Nx[B]e3 22.Qxh7+ Kf8 23.f5 exf5 24.exf5!? N[7]xf5

Why don't the 'elite' gives us excitement like this :)

instead ...21.exf5 led to <

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> 28.R[c]c1 and

.... Rx[N]d4 [the point!]

29. Nx[R]a8 Qx[N]a8 30. Rc7 Re4 31. Rd1 Nd5!! [amazing ] 32. Rd7 Rx[B]e3 [le coup de grace]


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> 33. Qg2

Bd4!! 34. Rx[B]d4 Re1+ and 35.Qf1? Ne3 but what else?

35.Kf2 Qe8, probably under time pressure, White couldn't find 36.Qf3

Why don't the 'elite' gives us excitement like this?

Mar-10-10  wierba: 35. Kf2 Re2+, 36. Kxe2 Nxf4+
Mar-10-10  ounos: This is what I call chess. Amazing!
Mar-11-10  Illogic: Bd4!! Spectacular!!
Mar-11-10  mike1: hmmm, yes, nice finish.
But White could play 31. Rfc1 instead
of Rd1 and everything would look different.
Mar-11-10  dhotts: I can't find a good move for Black after 22.Nd6forking the White QUeen and Knight. Can someone tell me what is Black's response to 22.Nd6
Mar-11-10  znsprdx: <dhotts:...what is Black's response to 22.Nd6 ...forking the White Queen and Knight> and Bishop; yes I wondered too - thought I'd found something but it fizzled - perhaps this a flawed game after all?
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  tpstar: [Fritz 7]: 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. e4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Nc3 0-0 8. Be2 b6 9. 0-0 Bb7 Opening Explorer 10. f3 Qb8 11. Qd2 Rd8 Opening Explorer 12. Rad1 [last book move] e6 13. f4 Ne7 14. Bf3 Ne8 15. Qf2 Qc8 16. Qh4 Bf6 17. Qh3 Bg7 18. Rc1 [18. b3 d5 19. exd5 exd5 ] f5 19. g4 [19. Rfd1 fxe4 20. Nxe4 Nf5 21. Nxf5 exf5 ] Nd6 [19 ... Qxc4!? 20. e5 Bxf3 21. Rxf3 fxg4 22. Qxg4 Nf5 23. Nxf5 exf5 ] 20. gxf5 Nxc4 [20 ... gxf5 21. e5 Bxf3 22. Rxf3 ] 21. Ncb5 [ ] exf5 [21 ... Nxe3 22. Rxc8 Rdxc8 23. Re1 ] 22. Be2 d5 23. exd5 Bxd5 24. b3 a6 25. Bxc4 Qb7 26. Nc7 [26. Ne6!? axb5 27. Nxd8 Rxd8 28. Bxb5 ] Bxc4 [ ] 27. Rxc4 b5 28. Rcc1 Rxd4 29. Nxa8 Qxa8 30. Rc7 [30. Rfd1 Qe4 31. Kf2 Rxd1 32. Rxd1 Kf7 ] Re4 31. Rd1 Nd5 32. Rd7 Rxe3 33. Qg2?? [33. Qh4 was much better Qc6 34. R1xd5 ] Bd4 [ ] 34. Rxd4 Re1+ 35. Qf1?? [Terrible, but what else could White do to save the game? 35. Kf2 Re2+! 36. Kxe2 Nxf4+ 37. Ke3 Nxg2+ 38. Kf2 ] Ne3 0-1.

Some purists don't like reviewing computer analysis of sharp games, as it detracts from the human element of competition, yet it can only help clear the air. I don't see a good answer to 22. Nd6 either and would assume Black has to sacrifice Q for RN with 22 ... Nxd6 23. Rxc8 Raxc8 and go from there. Note the comment to 21. Ncb5 suggesting 21 ... Nxe3 giving up the Queen. White missed 33. Qh4 threatening 34. Rd8+, and 33 ... Bf6? is out due to 34. Qxh7+ mating. Surely 33 ... Bd4! deserved "!" if not "!!" but Fritz is quite stingy. 35 ... Ne3 is a brilliant finishing move.

Mar-13-10  notyetagm:
Jan-02-11  Chessmensch: McClain in his January 2, 2011 NY Times chess column describes this game as a "spectacle." One of the best of 2010.
Apr-23-12  Rareswow: Brilliant Jobava!
May-07-12  lemaire90: 32... Bg5 !!!
Aug-09-12  fisayo123: Criminally underrated game!!
Nov-03-12  ricardolopez: I don't understand why not 25.bxc4. May anyone explain me that? Thank's
Apr-09-17  Dave12: My goodness...
what is it? better study...

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