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Boris Gelfand vs Dmitry Andreikin
Tal Memorial (2013), Moscow RUS, rd 3, Jun-15
Kangaroo Defense: General (E00)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jun-15-13  RookFile: I guess Gelfand wanted to play an ending with the two bishops, but black declined the queen trade.
Jun-15-13  optimal play: <RookFile: I guess Gelfand wanted to play an ending with the two bishops> I think you're right, but I'm a little surprised Gelfand didn't continue the game past 23 moves since he had white, and is a stronger player than Andreikin, and would now be clear leader had he risked going for the win.

If Andreikin had again played ♖d3 maybe Gelfand could have continued with ♘a4

Jun-16-13
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  perfidious: A disparity of ratings of some forty points makes Gelfand that much stronger?

In the final position, there is very little to play for, really; given Black's firm grip in the centre, his chances are no worse. Gelfand could have played on, I suppose, but coming up with an active plan is not at all easy.

Jun-19-13  Everett: I play this a lot as Black, but prefer calling it the accelerated-Bogo. Perhaps Kangaroo is better. In any case, it is an extremely flexible way to play as Black. I'm a big fan.
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