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Alexander Grischuk vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
FIDE Grand Prix London (2012), London ENG, rd 4, Sep-24
Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Variation (C78)  ·  1-0

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Sep-24-12  kellmano: Super game. Go Grischuk! Typical of him i'd say.
Sep-25-12  superstoned: Wish I could attack like Grischuk!
Sep-26-12  Paul Martin: Excellent game by Grischuk. But also an example of how one misstake in the ending could have spoiled a brilliant game.

Mamedyarov set a trap with 43.... Bxc7 in this position (Grischuk vs Mamedyarov, white to play)


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Grischuk told after the game that he first intended to play the natural move 44. Rb5 but suddenly realized that after 44.....Rb8! black have an easy win after 45.Rxb8+ Bxb8 46. Bxb8 b2 47. Be5 b1=Q.

So he correctly played 44. Bxc7 Rxc7 45. Rb5 and his opponent resigned.

The lesson is that the line between success and failure is very thin even for a GM.

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