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Loek van Wely vs Radoslaw Wojtaszek
Tata Steel Masters (2015), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-11
Zukertort Opening: Grünfeld Reversed (A49)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Penguincw: After 40...Qd6, van Wely had the opportunity to trade queens, but turned it down. The game changer perhaps?

Well, queen endings can be tricky to win:

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Jan-11-15  Marmot PFL: White missed many wins in this game, like 53 Qxg4 hg4 54 Kg2 Kd7 55 f3 Kd6 56 fg Kxd5 57 Kf3 Ke5 58 Ke3
Jan-11-15  LivBlockade: White missed a puzzle-like finish during time trouble in the 2nd time control in this position:

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49. Qxe4!! with the point that after 49... Qxc7; 50. d6! threatens Qg6+. Then after 50...Qc1+; 51. Kh2 Kf8 [...Bxe6 loses the Rook after checks on e6 and e7]. Then after 52. Bd5!, with threats including Qe7 mate and Qg6, White has a winning attack.

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Jan-11-15  LivBlockade: 52...Qg4, with White in time trouble, may have been a bluff.

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White has a fairly simple win after 53. Qxg4 followed by Kg2 and f3. One line would be 53. Qxg4 hxg4; 54. Kg2 Ke7; 55. f3 Kd6; 56. fxg4 Kxd5; 57. Kf3 Ke5; 58. Ke3 f5; 59. g5! wins.

Jan-12-15  Ulhumbrus: Fine may have called the Catalan opening a Gruenfeld defence reversed . An alternative to 7 Qa4 is 7 a4 with Na3 to follow as in the game Anand vs Topalov, 2010
Feb-14-15  abuzic: A winning combination would make a good POD: 37.?
as well as 38.?
May-15-16  abuzic: Position after 37...Bxh5
White to play and win:

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Even after 37.Be6!, was there any chance for black?

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