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Ray Robson vs Varuzhan Eduardovich Akobian
US Championship (2018), St Louis, MO USA, rd 8, Apr-26
French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Variation (C11)  ·  1-0

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Apr-26-18
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  Penguincw: I believe around move 70 either (or one) side could've claimed a draw. Repetition? Now if it is a faulty claim, the other side would be awarded more time for the disturbance.

That clearly didn't happen, and I don't know if it was a regret or relief.

117.Bxd8. And 50 moves to checkmate. I still don't know how to mate with a knight+bishop, so this is a good instructional game. I don't know how or why, but the magic number seems to be mate in 33. This one took just 27.

Apr-26-18  kardopov: The wonderful thing is, this happened in blitz mode with both of them thriving on increments.
Apr-27-18  evzal86: That must've been thrilling,bit I can't stand watching the women's tournament along with the men's championship !
Sep-14-19
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  FSR: Certainly I would have resigned after 135.Ne5+, if not earlier. There's no getting out of that box.
Sep-14-19
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  perfidious: Maybe Akobian was hoping for his opponent to write down one of his moves before making it towards the finish, so decided he had nothing to lose by spinning it out to the end.

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