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Yuriy Kuzubov vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
World Cup (2017) (rapid), Tbilisi GEO, rd 2, Sep-08
Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack. Weiss Variation (B09)  ·  1-0



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  patzer2: White's decisive mistake was 61...Qf1+? allowing 62. Kb2 +- (mate-in-8, Stockfish 8.)

Instead, 61...Qb4+ 62. Kc1 [not 62.Rc2? Ba2+ -+ (mate-in-14, Stockfish 8)] 62...Qc3+ = (0.00 @ 47 depth) holds the draw.

Sep-08-17  Muttley101: <patzer2: White's decisive mistake was 61...Qf1+? allowing 62. Kb2 +- (mate-in-8, Stockfish 8.)>

Black's mistake. Easy slip to make, we've all done it.

The order of games in the database is important. What the order I'm seeing doesn't make clear is that this was the second game in the two-game tiebreaker, after Mamedyarov had stood better and missed the win of a rook(!) in the previous game, and managed even to lose it.

So a draw was as good as a loss to Shak here, as both meant he was eliminated from the World Cup. I was confused by how he could miss the mate, but I'm guessing he didn't. He was just playing his last card instead of taking the perpetual. Not something Kuzubov was about to miss, clearly.

Top seeds being eliminated in round 2 already- Anand, Karjakin, Shak ... and if you do get through as one of the top seeds, the boss level is Magnus, so far on 4 for 4 and not taking any prisoners.

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  HeMateMe: terrific attack by white! Black had the perpetual as a safety valve, but a draw loses him the tie breaker.

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