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Jaan Yukhanovich Ehlvest vs Alexander Yevgenyevich Stripunsky
US Championship (2010), St Louis, MO USA, rd 4, May-17
Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06)  ·  0-1



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May-18-10  Kazzak: Stripunsky clearly has a highly developed sense of humor, and just couldn't let go of the opportunity to toss Ehlvest a serving of the tragicomic.

Ingenious and enervating game. One almost suspects Stripunsky chose 46... Kd7 instead of the more decisive Ke8 just to have more fun. Though the prospect of being mated without best replies to the checks probably kept him at bay. I enjoyed this game.

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46...Ke8 47.Qxh5+ Kd7 48.Rg7+ Kc6 49.Qf3+ Kc5 50.Rg1 b1(Q) etc.

May-18-10  howlwolf: What an exciting game. Stirpunsky's king definitely walks on the wild side.
Feb-28-13  Everett: Black's 42nd and 47th are moves, shall we say, that need to be seen in advance.

Beautiful defense.

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