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Teimour Radjabov vs Magnus Carlsen
Tata Steel Group A (2012), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 8, Jan-22
King's Indian Attack: Double Fianchetto (A07)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-22-12  cro777: <WannaBe: What would happen if Ba6 is played without the knight capture?> Black has Nd7.
Jan-22-12  Marmot PFL: maybe Kamsky let him off, instead of queen check gave Gelfand free move to interpose his own queen
Jan-22-12  Marmot PFL: <cro777> Yeah, i was wondering why Ba6 was suggested.
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  Domdaniel: Carlsen saw the danger, thus ...Bc4 to stop Ba6. Radjabov, with his time shortage, seems to be avoiding complications, which is a pity.
Jan-22-12  Ulhumbrus: After 39...Bd2 the move ...Ke4 will attack the e3 pawn a second time.
Jan-22-12  Marmot PFL: Kamsky played wonderful game, than missed clear win of Q for R. OTOH I have no wish to see Gelfand lose either.
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  Domdaniel: We can expect a long think now.
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  WannaBe: <cro777> Thanks!
Jan-22-12  cro777: A 3 times repetition is an alternative.
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  WannaBe: There's no place like home.
There's no place like home.
There's no place like home.
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  Domdaniel: Oh gawd, they'll start outing people as "Friends of WannaBe" next ...
Jan-22-12  cro777: Instead of 36...Kf5 Carlsen should have tried 36...Kh5. After 36...Kf5 a draw became inevitable.
Jan-22-12  Ulhumbrus: Perhaps Carlsen let his advantage slip by permitting White's b pawn to advance to b6 and so to threaten the sacrifice Ba6!
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  WannaBe: Will we get another game? Please, sir, can we have more?!
Jan-22-12  Marmot PFL: Interesting B group ending between Krishna and Tiviakov.
Jan-22-12  whiteshark: Fair outcome.
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  Penguincw: Carlsen equalized quickly (and even took the initiative), but then Radjabov fought back and the game was drawn.
Jan-22-12  WiseWizard: What if 17 Qb2 instead to swing the Rook on the a-file and not allow Bc2 right away? maybe 17...Qc8 18. Kh2 and White is taking the a-file, maybe he can play c5-b4-b5.
Jan-22-12  WiseWizard: Just checked what Chessbomb's Houdini thought about 17. Qb2 and it was not good, Black gets too much activity; 17. Qb2 Qc8 <18. h4> Qe6 19.e3 Ng4 20. Ra1 Bd3 21. Ra7 Rb8 22. Qa3 Qf5 23. Bf3 Qd7 24. Qc5 e6 25. Bg2 Bf8

is 18. h4 necessary though?

Jan-23-12  WiseWizard: Maybe 18. Kh2 and 18...h4 could be a problem.

Although Houdini rates 17. Bb4 as best anyway;

17. Bb4 Qc8 18. h4 Qd7 19. Qa7 Ng4 20. Bc5 Bh6 21. Nf3 Bg7

and White has control of the queenside, Ra1-Ra7-Qb6-Qb4 looks strong, I don't see how Black is stopping this.

Jan-23-12  ajile: um doesn't the KIA feature moves like an early e4 and d3?
Jan-23-12  haydn20: <ajile>I thought so too so I checked it on Fritz, which gives Misc. QP transposing to Fianchetto Gruenfeld with 6. 0-0 c6. Agree also with <Penguincw> that Black got a nice game leading to a fair draw.
Jan-23-12  haydn20: 36...Kh5 may give white a few problems.
Jan-23-12  bsteelaway: Why not 37.Bd3ch Ne4 38. Ba6?
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  Penguincw: < haydn20: <ajile>I thought so too so I checked it on Fritz, which gives Misc. QP transposing to Fianchetto Gruenfeld with 6. 0-0 c6. Agree also with <Penguincw> that Black got a nice game leading to a fair draw. >

Thank you. :)

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