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Ruslan Ponomariov vs Teimour Radjabov
King's Tournament (2010), Medias ROU, rd 3, Jun-16
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch. Bobotsov-Korchnoi-Petrosian Variation (E81)  ·  0-1



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Jun-16-10 what´s wrong with 10.Bxh6?
Jun-16-10  ajile: 10..Nxe4!!

Johan De Wolf vs Nijboer, 1993

Jun-16-10  apexin: <> i think its because 10.Bxh6 Nxe4 11.Nxe4 Hh4+ 12.g3 Qxh6
Jun-16-10  ajile: Also 12.Nc1 was bad. In the database Black loses after 12.Ng3 and 12.0-0-0.
Jun-16-10 <ajile>
10...Nxe4 is not that bad for white.
for example after
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. Qd2 e5 8. Nge2 c6 9. d5 h6 10. Bxh6 Nxe4 11. Nxe4 Qh4+ 12. g3 Qxh6 13. Qxh6 Bxh6 14. N2c3 Be3 15. Nxd6 Bd4 16. Kd2 Bxc3+ 17. bxc3 cxd5 18. cxd5 Nc5 19. Ne4 Nxe4+ 20. fxe4 f5 21. Bc4 white´s position is not that bad.
i don´t have any engine so i can´t evaluate this position. maybe someone can
Jun-16-10  shintaro go: beating 2700+ players with the KID is no mere feat.
Jun-16-10  Jafar219: Noone plays KİD better than Radjabov.
Jun-17-10  tarek1: If, instead of <48.Bg1> <48.Bxe5> then <48...Rxe2 49.Bf4 Rxc1+ 50.Bxc1 Re1+ 51.Kg2 Rxc1> is winning for Black
Jun-17-10  kingfu: Is there a refutation to 13 Qxh6 and 14 Nxd6? White goes into an endgame a pawn up. Oh, the horror...
Jun-17-10  ajile:

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Analysis by Rybka 3 32-bit : 19 ply

1. = (-0.06): 14...cxd5 15.cxd5 Nb6 16.Nc3 Rd8 17.Nde4 f5 18.Nc5 Be3 19.Nb3 a5 20.Rd1 a4 21.Na1 Kg7 22.Nc2 Bc5 23.Be2 Bd7 24.g4 Be8 25.f4 exf4

2. ² (0.34): 14...Rd8 15.Rd1 cxd5 16.Rxd5 Nb6 17.Nxf7 Nxd5 18.Nxh6+ Kg7 19.cxd5 Kxh6 20.Nc3

Jun-17-10  ajile: 1. = (-0.06): 14...cxd5 15.cxd5 Nb6 16.Nc3 Rd8 17.Nde4 f5 18.Nc5 Be3 19.Nb3 a5 20.Rd1 a4 21.Na1 Kg7 22.Nc2 Bc5 23.Be2 Bd7 24.g4 Be8 25.f4 exf4

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Analysis by Rybka 3 32-bit : 18 ply

1. ³ (-0.28): 26.gxf5 a3 27.bxa3 gxf5 28.Rf1 Ba4 29.Nxa4 Rxa4 30.Nb4 Rxa3 31.Nd3 Rxd5 32.Nxf4 Rxd1+ 33.Kxd1 Kf6 34.Bd3 Rxa2 35.Nh5+ Ke5 36.Rxf5+ Kd4 37.Nf4 Rxh2 38.Be2 Bd6 39.Ne6+

2. ³ (-0.49): 26.Rf1 a3 27.Nxa3 Na4 28.Nc2 Nxb2 29.Rb1 Na4 30.Rxb7+ Kf6 31.Nb1 g5 32.h4 Rxd5 33.hxg5+ Kxg5 34.Rg7+ Kf6 35.Rb7 Rd7 36.Rxd7 Bxd7 37.Rxf4 Re8 38.Kf1

After Black gets in 17..f5 he has 2 strong center pawns plus the 2 bishops. White will have to fight to get a draw in these positions.

Jun-17-10  The Rocket: <"white´s position is not that bad. i don´t have any engine so i can´t evaluate this position. maybe someone can">

its not bad but its aloth easier for black to defend after those exchanges..

Jun-18-10  Garech: I'm not going to pretend I understand this game, but I take my hat off to Radjabov cos he clearly got it right - according to stockfish there were no blunders. The ability to navigate and judge correctly a game this complex is truly awe-inspiring. On another note, I also applaud his continued use of the King's Indian despite what the elite skeptics say - it's alive and well in the right hands!
Jun-20-10  percyblakeney: Their only previous decisive game was also a KID with Radjabov as black, and with the same result, 7½ years ago:

Ponomariov vs Radjabov, 2003

Aug-24-10  champsylove: Garech: Good post.
Elite skeptics, they are the ones who delight in telling us all that Tal's sacs were unsound, yet would have been blown away by him otb. The KID is a beautiful university of chess, its potential for dynamism, creativity and sacrafice against whites prime iniative is beautiful, like the Dragon it will always have its champions who will continue to win in the face of elite skeptics.

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