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Radoslaw Wojtaszek vs Arman Pashikian
World Cup (2011), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Aug-28
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation (D47)  ·  1-0



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Aug-28-11  lopium: Wow, this seems a quite complicated game.
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  Gilmoy: <18.f3> What a timid pawn structure, no life at all :)

<2..c6 9..Bb7> Anything you can do, ...

Aug-28-11  polarmis: 26.Bc3 was a move that Houdini thought turned Wojtaszek's +3 advantage to almost -5 in his opponent's favour... but Pashikian didn't play Qxf5. He was very low on time and perhaps thought he was getting mated in that line - and I'm not 100% sure he wasn't :)
Aug-30-11  pulsar:

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Looks like a forcing sequence after 26...Qxf5 27.Rxd7 Rxd7 28.Nf6+ Kf8 (looks forced) 29.Nxd7+ Qxd7 30.Qf6+ Qf7 31.Qh8+ Ke7 32.Re1+ Kd7 and Black's King escapes and he's ahead in material.

Sep-17-11  adhitthana: <pulsar> What about 29. Qh6+ instead of 29.Nxd7
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  perfidious: <adhitthana: <pulsar> What about 29. Qh6+ instead of 29.Nxd7>

This looks clearly stronger, as White has definite attacking chances after 29....Ke7 30.Re1+ Kd6 31.Rxe8, though I have the feeling that they may not be enough.

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