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Ruslan Ponomariov vs Teimour Radjabov
European Club Cup (2012), Eilat ISR, rd 7, Oct-17
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Botvinnik System Reversed (A36)  ·  0-1



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Oct-17-12  Blunderdome: Hi there.
Oct-17-12  braimondi: Brilliant game from Radjabov!
Oct-17-12  fisayo123: Ponomariov is a well-known client of Radjabov. This is a classic case of he hunter getting hunted. 36..c3! is a lovely blow.
Oct-17-12  hellopolgar: <Classical games: Teimour Radjabov beat Ruslan Ponomariov 4 to 0, with 9 draws.

Including rapid/exhibition games: Teimour Radjabov beat Ruslan Ponomariov 5 to 0, with 10 draws.>

Oct-17-12  Jafar219: Very good positional play by Radjabov.İt reminds Karpov`s style during 70-80`s.
Oct-17-12  observer 205: Hey community! What do you think: what after 34. Kg1?
Oct-17-12  Eyal: After 34.Kg1 Black can bring the bishop back to b5, to defend the c4 pawn, or try the exchange sac 34...Rxe4 35.Bxe4 Rxe4. But apparently 34.Ke1 in itself isn't a mistake - after 34...Bf5, 35.Rxc4 Bxe4 36.Kd2 looks ok for White. 35.Re2? loses, though - Ponomariov clearly missed 36...c3!! when he entered this line. (On round 5, he lost another game to a combinative gem - Svidler vs Ponomariov, 2012)
Oct-18-12  positionalgenius: Impressive play by radjabov.
Oct-19-12  OneArmedScissor: Classic Kramink style
Oct-20-12  notyetagm: Ponomariov vs Radjabov, 2012

<On board one Ponomariov-Radjabov was equal all the time until the Ukrainian fell for a devilish trick based on a pawn promotion.

Ponomariov, Ruslan - Radjabov, Teimour
Eilat, 2012.10.17

34. Ke1 Bf5 <<<35. Re2?

35. Kd2 Bxe4 36. Rxc4 =

35... Bxe4 36. Rce3 c3 37. Rxe4 Rxe4 0-1>>>>

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