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Dmitry Andreikin vs Evgeny Tomashevsky
World Cup (2013) (rapid), Tromso NOR, rd 6, Aug-28
Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation. Advance System (D15)  ·  1-0

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Aug-28-13  notyetagm: D Andreikin vs Tomashevsky, 2013

Another smooth, easy-looking win by Andreikin in the <RAPID> tiebreaks.

How in the world is Andreikin -not- the <WORLD RAPID CHAMPION>?? He just played 6 crucial rapid tiebreak games against Karjakin, Svidler, and Tomashevsky and went <+4 =2 -0>, never even came -close- to losing, and he probably could have won that one rapid game against Svidler that he drew(!).

Aug-28-13  Marmot PFL: Black has several chances to trade queens and probably draw, but plays badly and loses material.

All the players must be tired at this stage and the games lack the energy they had earlier (except for the oldest player, Kramnik. He played well enough to earn some rest days, and it paid off).

Aug-28-13  notyetagm: <Marmot PFL: Black has several chances to trade queens and probably draw, <<<but plays badly and loses material.>>>>

Andreikin just doesn't make bad moves in rapid, so it seems.

Aug-28-13  Marmot PFL: <<<<but plays badly and loses material.>>>>

Specifically 29...Re1? is like a 5 minute mistake, just 30 Rxe1 Rxe1 31 Qd2 with double attack on Re1 and f4.

Aug-28-13  notyetagm: D Andreikin vs Tomashevsky, 2013


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28 ... ♖e7-e1?? <loose piece>


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29 ♖d1x♖e1 ♖e8x♖e1


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30 ♕d3-d2 <double attack: e1, f4>


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<Marmot PFL: ... Specifically 29...Re1? is like a 5 minute mistake, just 30 Rxe1 Rxe1 31 Qd2 with double attack on Re1 and f4.>

28 ... ♖e7-e1?? is the kind of <TACTICAL OVERSIGHT> that Andreikin seems to -always- avoid in speed chess.

Aug-28-13  notyetagm: D Andreikin vs Tomashevsky, 2013

Game Collection: YOU -MUST- TAKE YOUR OPPONENT'S PLANS/PLAY INTO Andreikin delays qside action because opponent threatens kside

Aug-28-13  Marmot PFL: It's even triple attack with a5 also under fire - ex. 30 Qd2 Rb1 31 Qxa5 Rxb2 32 Qd8+ Bf8 33 Rg5.
Aug-28-13  notyetagm: D Andreikin vs Tomashevsky, 2013

<Marmot PFL: It's even triple attack with a5 also under fire - ex. 30 Qd2 Rb1 31 Qxa5 Rxb2 <<<32 Qd8+ Bf8 33 Rg5.>>>>

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<GC: SQUARE CAN BE A TACTICAL TARGET!>

<GC: SUPPORT CAN BE A TACTICAL TARGET!>

Aug-28-13  sledgehammer: 39...Rh8 isn't it a better option?
Aug-28-13  Zkid: I would guess Tomashevsky saw 30. Qd2 following Re1, but also saw to 31...Qf6 (which leads to material equality) and underestimated white's resulting attack.
Aug-28-13  notyetagm: D Andreikin vs Tomashevsky, 2013

<Marmot PFL: It's even triple attack with a5 also under fire - ex. <<<30 Qd2 Rb1 31 Qxa5 Rxb2 32 Qd8+ Bf8 33 Rg5.>>>>

30 ♕d3-d2!


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(VARIATION)
30 ... ♖e1-b1 31 ♕d2xa5 ♖b1xb2??


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32 ♕a5-d8+! <double attack: g8-king, g5-pinning sq>


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32 ... ♗g7-f8 33 ♖h5-g5


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Aug-28-13  csmath: Tomashevsky has ideal position after 25 moves, at least even if not better.

He can exchange queens 26. ...Qxd3 and after that try to play for a win in ending as he controls open e-file and has a manouvre to compete for h-file as well.

26. ...Qxd3!
27. Rxd3 Kh7!
[to be honest this is not so easy to find in rapid game]

and black is better.

Yet Tomashevsky plays

26. ...a5?!

Somebody called that here a wimpy move. I don't know whether it is wimpy but it is definitely a waiting move. Commentators were proposing

26. ...Re4?
which does not work but

26. ... Rae8 is a lot better natural move that leaves Re4 as a possibility.

Given what Andreikin said after the game it seems he was aware of that line thus it would not be given a chance (27. Rh1 stops the idea) but black is certainly not worse after

26. ...Rae8
27. Rh1! Qxd3
28. Rxd3 Re6

and black position is perfectly fine.

Aug-28-13  Fanques Fair: It seems the decisive mistake was 39- ..., Qh7 ?? , when Black in fact opens the way for White´s rook, unpinning it. 39-..., Rh8 seems to hold an inferior but still defensible position ...
Aug-28-13  notyetagm: D Andreikin vs Tomashevsky, 2013

26 ... ?


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<csmath: ... <<<He can exchange queens 26. ...Qxd3 and after that try to play for a win in ending as he controls open e-file and has a manouvre to compete for h-file as well.>>>

26. ...Qxd3!
27. Rxd3 Kh7!

[to be honest this is not so easy to find in rapid game]

and black is better.>

(VARIATION)
26 ... ♕g6x♕d3! 27 ♖d1x♕d3 ♔g8-h7! <csmath>


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Yes, <csmath>, chessbase completely agrees with you. They point out that the -big- mistake that Tomashevsky made was -not- <TRADING QUEENS>.

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http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId...

<"The second game saw Tomashevsky interestingly employ a variation which had been used against him earlier in the tournament. The exact position from Tomashevsky-Ramirez was reached, a game in which Black comfortably held a draw. Black also obtained a fabulous position in this case and seemed that he would at least hold a comfortable draw. <<<However Black made a considerable mistake by consistently delaying the trade of queens, something which he should have done from the very beginning>>>, and eventually his exposed king position and especially the weakness on f7 proved to be fatal and Andreikin wins another tiebreak to move on and play Kramnik in the finals">

Aug-28-13  notyetagm: D Andreikin vs Tomashevsky, 2013

Game Collection: KNOW WHEN TO TRADE QUEENS 26 ... Qg6xQd3! favorable queen trade improves Black's position

Aug-28-13  notyetagm: D Andreikin vs Tomashevsky, 2013

Game Collection: OPEN FILES 26 ... Qg6xQd3! 27 Rd1xQd3 Kg8-h7! Black controls open e- and h-files

Aug-28-13  csmath: In the first game Tomashevsky also hesitated.

I have feeling that he was simply a "man with heavy weight on his shoulders" for some reason. Like he was tired, afraid of something? ... I don't know, it is hard to explain.

He played so lightfooted and inspiring in the previous matches.

Aug-28-13  DrAttitude: Pressure and tension can cause many mistakes.
Aug-29-13
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  PhilFeeley: <notyetagm> I still don't understand why you put the game link in the game you are commenting on. Isn't that completely unnecessary?
Aug-29-13  luzhin: After the game Nigel Short suggested to Andreikin that Black's best was actually 26...Re4! They went on to analyse as best play 27.Bxe4 dex4 28.Qh3 f3+ 29.Kg3 f5 30.Qh5 Qxh5 31.gxh5 Rd8, which Andreikin said was "draw" (!)
Aug-31-13  mathlover: thank u chessgames.com for the game

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