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Ziaur Rahman vs Boris Gelfand
World Cup (2013), Tromso NOR, rd 2, Aug-12
Trompowsky Attack: General (A45)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  whiteshark: Gelfand simply just had good luck in this game.
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  whiteshark: <Know your endgames>

Position after <83...Rh8>:

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Here white had a simple win starting with <84. a6 h3 85.Qxh3! Rxh3 86.Kxa8>

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which is a TB win in 34 moves. (<86...Rc3 87.Kb7 Rb3+ 88.Kc8 Ra3 89.Kd7 Rd3+ 90.Ke6 Re3+ 91.Kd5 Rd3+ 92.Kc4 Rd1 93.a7 Ra1 94.Kd5 Ra5+ 95.Kc6 Rxa7 96.c8Q>

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Well, after 7 hours of play you couldn't blame white for missing it.

Aug-12-13  GilesFarnaby: This very Canadian guy boxed Gandalf into a Rossolimo with subpar K safety (due to the lack of K-side development): it is uncanny to think what a GM can prepare even against a super-GM that has grown predictable.
Aug-13-13  harun: it could be a great day for Bangladesh chess...bad luck!
Aug-13-13  harun: GilesFarnaby: This very Canadian guy boxed Gandalf into a Rossolimo with subpar K safety.!!! Canadian?????
Aug-13-13  Nerwal: <Position after 83...Rh8:

Here white had a simple win starting with 84. a6 h3 85.Qxh3! Rxh3 86.Kxa8

which is a TB win in 34 moves.>
<Well, after 7 hours of play you couldn't blame white for missing it.>

Considering Gelfand once defended successfully ♖ vs ♕ against Svidler (Gelfand vs Svidler, 2001), I still wouldn't rate Rahman's chances to win this very highly.

Aug-13-13  GilesFarnaby: <harun: GilesFarnaby: This very Canadian guy boxed Gandalf into a Rossolimo with subpar K safety.!!! Canadian?????>

Oops, I totally mixed Rahman with Morozevich's opponent (Sambuev, who's been in Canada for over the last 10 years and plays for that flag now), I don't know why but thanks for letting me know.

Sep-07-13  naufallabs: I think ziaur rahman just not saw the spot to make a queen
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