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Wang Hao vs Boris Gelfand
FIDE Grand Prix Beijing (2013), Beijing CHN, rd 9, Jul-14
Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jul-14-13  Kinghunt: A lot of missed opportunities by Gelfand. I won't point them all out, but arguably the simplest would have been 83... Qg8+ 84. Kc2 Qc4+ 85. Kd2 Qf1, game over.


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All of white's moves are absolutely forced, and black's plan is very simple: get the white king one square further the a pawn. This sequence is only three moves long, and moreover, is the only conceivable way not to immediately allow a draw.

Jul-14-13  sirvitsios: I'm searching the press conference video from this game? I want to see their faces specially Gelfand's. Any link?
Jul-14-13
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  tamar: http://beijing2013.fide.com/

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Jul-15-13  sirvitsios: Thanks for the hint. As it is said in poker language, bad beat for Gelfand.
Jul-15-13  notyetagm: Wang Hao vs Gelfand, 2013

http://whychess.com/node/11393

<With the simple 34…Nc3, Black could win a whole piece, as one can easily see. . 34... Qf8? – Paradox!>

Jul-15-13  notyetagm: Wang Hao vs Gelfand, 2013

Game Collection: FORCING MOVES SHOW YOU WHERE PIECES REALLY ARE 34 ... Ne4-c3! attacking c1-queen would have won a whole piece

Jul-15-13  notyetagm: Wang Hao vs Gelfand, 2013

Dang, Gelfand missed *two* wins in this game, one fairly easy (34 ... ♘e4-c3!) and one not so easy (85 ... ♕c4-f1!).

Jul-15-13  notyetagm: Wang Hao vs Gelfand, 2013

<Kinghunt: A lot of missed opportunities by Gelfand.>

Yes, Gelfand missed the relatively straight-forward winning of a piece by the <INTERMEDIATE MOVE> 34 ... ♘e4-c3!. Instead he missed this nice <TEMPO> move and actually played 34 ... ♕b4-f8?.

Jul-15-13  notyetagm: http://chessbomb.com/o/2013-gpbeiji...

-2.25 34. ... Nc3 35. Qd3 Bxg2 36. Kxg2 exf5 37. Qd8+ Qf8 38. Qc7 Qf6 39. Qc8+ Kf7 40. Qxb7+ Kg6 41. Qd7

-12.04 83. ... Qg8+ 84. Kc2 Qc4+ 85. Kd2 Qf1 86. Qh8+ Kg1 87. Qd4+ Qf2+ 88. Kd3 Qxd4+ 89. Kxd4 a1=Q+

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