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Boris Gelfand vs Teimour Radjabov
FIDE Grand Prix Baku (2014), Baku AZE, rd 10, Oct-13
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  1-0



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Oct-13-14  waustad: Time is likely to be an issue here.
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  Penguincw: I expected Karjakin-Svidler, but this game is fine too. :)

Anyway, Radjabov is currently undefeated, but down a pawn and having 5 minutes to make 16 moves, I wouldn't want to be him.

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  Penguincw: Woah. 25.axb4. After the smoke clears, Radjabov will have a rook vs. a bishop and 2 pawns. However, the b1 knight could be trapped.
Oct-13-14  Imran Iskandar: Karjakin-Svidler has been drawn.
Oct-13-14  Imran Iskandar: And now, Radjabov has just resigned.
Oct-13-14  Imran Iskandar: Can we now switch to Dominguez - Caruana?
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  tpstar: <> Thanks for the second broadcast. =)

Gelfand gets a Dancing Rook!

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  Sokrates: Couldn't he have saved the Nb1 with 27.-Rc8 instead of e5. He should not have allowed white's R to trap the N. However Pa5 is a dangerous runner and there is only the rook to catch it (after exchanging rooks).
Oct-13-14  Pulo y Gata: If he played Rc8 instead of f5, Be4 still kills the knight.
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  HeMateMe: looked kind of easy for Gelfie.
Oct-13-14  fisayo123: Radjabov should play what he knows how to play. KID not QID.
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  Domdaniel: Brutally efficient play by Gelfand. Radja might have had a better chance if he'd exchanged Queens earlier.
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  Domdaniel: 25...Nxb1 loses. Black would have had drawing chances after 25...Nxb3.
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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated it here:

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