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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Henry Robert Steel
World Cup (2011), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Aug-28
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Fianchetto (E67)  ·  1-0



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Aug-28-11  luzhin: 49...Nxd6 was a sporting gesture!
Aug-28-11  Jaburu: After 28...Qb1, if white begin an attack against the King, the black Queen will characterize as a disastrous dispersion of forces.
Aug-28-11  Jaburu: After 44...Qf3 the black King is defenseless in the face of the white concentration of forces. To notice the black Queen is totally disperses in quenn side, what happens since 28...Qb1.
Aug-28-11  Eliskases: Well, a mate on the board is a rare visitor to GM tournaments!

I do agree that there's no doubt that sending the black queen to b2 at move 27 was a key error by Steel, that perhaps does not lose immediately, but at best loses tempo and at worst resulting as followed by the text.

And I can't see what was the intention behind 27...Qb2, other than swapping queens - which can easily be rejected as seen here. But even before hence, the position is favourable for White...

Sep-02-11  swr: Monday puzzle perhaps?

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