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Pavel Eljanov vs Richard Rapport
Tata Steel Masters (2017), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-14
Zukertort Opening: Queen's Gambit Invitation (A04)  ·  1-0



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Jan-14-17  not not: I think black should give up f pawn and drum up counterplay with both rooks on e file
Jan-14-17  sorin4: black will echange knight with soon draw
I do not see any progress
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  Mateo: 34.Qc2 with the hidden threat Rd4-f4 is strong.
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  Eyal: Yeah, after 34.Qc2 it starts to look very dangerous for Black - Rd4 will cut the black queen off, though Rf4 won't work immediately because of ...Qxd5!
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  Eyal: ...and in case of 34... Qe4 35. Qxe4 fxe4 36. Rd4 White wins a second pawn with an advantage.
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  Mateo: If Rapport wans to avoid the threat Rd4-f4, trapping the Queen, he will have to play 34...Qe4. But then 35.Qxe4 fxe4 36.Rd4 wins a pawn. White would have Knight + 2 pawns vs Rook, wich is to White's advantage.
Jan-14-17  not not: desperado tactics...

dats what u get for crap pawn structure

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  Mateo: 34...a6? looks like a desperate attempt to mix things.
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  Mateo: 35.Nxb6 is simple and good but 35.Rd4, followed by Qd3 and Rf4, could be even stronger.
Jan-14-17  Uncheck: Black should have piched the pawn wthe pawn w/ b5 when he had the chance to get open lines for the rook
Jan-14-17  not not: black pawns r goners
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  Eyal: After 41.Rd5 a third pawn (a5) is gone, so Rapport resigns.
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  tamar: Dancing Knight please
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  Eyal: Well, after 40.Nc3 Black has to lose another pawn, since he can't defend all of his weaknesses (a5, d6 & f5 - in order to save a5 he has to play either Rc5 or Ra7), so the position was probably lost anyway.
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  tamar: Not taking on d6 turned out well worth the long think. Rapport looked awkward and unsure defending, and never had a hint of counterplay.
Jan-14-17  fisayo123: 15...d3? is a serious candidate for coffee house move of the tournament already.
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  Stonehenge: Thanks CG :)

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Jan-14-17  scholes: Qe4 Qf3 Rc5 manouver was very bad, wasted lot of tempos. Got his own queen stuck in danger of being trapped
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  keypusher: <Jan-14-17 fisayo123: 15...d3? is a serious candidate for coffee house move of the tournament already..>

Giving back a pawn looks quite decaf, actually. The genuinely coffeehouse ...Ba6 would have kept the advantage, thought Stockfish.

Jan-14-17  Uncheck: 31...b5 opening files for the rooks
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  HeMateMe: the power of the Knight in a field of backward pawns!

<Mateo: 34.Qc2 with the hidden threat Rd4-f4 is strong.>

Thanks, I was wondering what was going on here. Black seems to lose the game at this point. Why doesn't black just play 34...Q-e4, to break out?

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  Eyal: Analysis of the game by Svidler:

Eljanov himself showing the game:

Jan-14-17  dunkenchess: Rapport outmaneuvered.
Jan-14-17  Olsonist: by himself.
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  tamar: Danny King video of this game is up
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