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Bu Xiangzhi vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Hainan Danzhou GM (2016), Danzhou CHN, rd 2, Jul-09
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. General (D58)  ·  1-0

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Jul-10-16  et1: I don't remembrt a tournament in China that has gone well for Ivsnchuk. I wonder why we keeps going there. May be they pay him well.
Jul-10-16  fisayo123: I don't know how Ivanchuk conspired to lose the position on move 28
Jul-10-16
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  Sally Simpson: Nice play by White here.


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48.Nh5+

Inviting Black to free the a1 square with a tempo gaining Rf1+.

48. Nh5+ places the Black King in such an awkward position that it does not matter if Black promotes first, which is often the deciding factor in pawn races.

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"I don't know how Ivanchuk conspired to lose the position on move 28."

Taking a risk by playing for a win in a drawn position?

Jul-11-16  Boomie: 12. Bxe7 is an odd choice. It has performed miserably. 13...exd5 seems to give black a good game Opening Explorer.

Chucky perhaps forgot the 13...exd5 line. I wonder if Bu had a surprise in store for it.

Jul-11-16  siggemannen: 25...Rxe4 loses to Ng5!
Jul-11-16  siggemannen: but what's wrong with 42...Ra2?
Jul-11-16  Boomie: <but what's wrong with 42...Ra2?>

43. h6 and the pawn can't be stopped. 43...Rxe2+ 44. Kg1 Bd3 45. h7

Jul-11-16  ozmikey: I like how the knight on h5 plays a key role right at the death; in the final position, it looks like Black can hold on by 56...Qxe5 57. fxe5 Rf8, but then 58. Nf6+ Kxe5 59. Ng8 and the pawn will finally touch down.

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