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Alexander Grischuk vs Boris Gelfand
Russian Team Championship (2010), Dagomys RUS, rd 4, Apr-04
Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44)  ·  0-1



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Apr-04-10  ounos: 22. ...f5! Cool defence. If not 23. Nxf5, then the queen has to go off the g file, thus e5 falls.
Apr-04-10  Shah Mat: looks like bishop sac 13. Bxc4 didn't work out.

any semi-slav players know how commonplace this move is?

Apr-05-10  notyetagm: 22 ♘c4-d6

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ICC shows that Grischuk had only <1:26(!!!)> left on his clock after 22 ♘c4-d6.

What happens when you have to make 18 moves in 86 seconds against Gelfand? You lose.

Apr-05-10  yalie: I'm pretty sure 13.Bxc4 is an OTB novelty since Gelfand took Grischuk into a rather rare line with 10..Bg7. I thought most of these guys just play 10..g4 automatically.
Apr-11-10  znsprdx: 15.Nd6 may have been better: If Ba6 then 16.e5 Ne8 17.N[c]e4 inviting Qa5+18.Qd2 Qx[Q]d2 19.Kx[Q]d2 and Black's g pawn cannot be held which will lead to White having 2 connected passed pawns for the sac'd Bishop
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  Korora: Had Grishchuk won (or even drawn), this game would probably have made my "ARGH!" collection anyway because of the sheer blunder Gelfand would have had to have made not to win with such a time advantage.
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