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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu
Dortmund Sparkassen (2018), Dortmund GER, rd 3, Jul-17
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Reshevsky Variation (D36)  ·  1-0



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Jul-17-18  Marmot PFL: Neat zugzwang position - after 50...Rc7 51 Kd3 black has no moves that don't lose material.
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: At first, White's minority attack on the Queen side--with both Kings living there!--seemed like the most remarkable aspect of the game, but no, not true. My word, this is one gorgeous endgame.
Jul-17-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 23 dpa

1. + - (3.72): 50...Rc7 51.Kd3 Rb8 52.Rxg7 Rb2 53.Nxc6 Rxc6 54.Rxe7+ Kxe7 55.Rxc6 Rg2 56.Ra6 Kd8 57.Kc3 Kc8 58.Kb4 Kb7 59.Rf6 a6 60.Rf7+ Kc6 61.Ra7 a5+ 62.Rxa5 Kb7 63.Rb5+ Kc7 64.Rb6 Rb2+ 65.Kc3 Rg2 66.Ra6 Rg1 67.Rd6 Rg2 68.Kb4 Rb2+ 69.Kc3 Rg2 70.Kb4

2. + - (3.72): 50...Rgb8 51.Kd3 Rc7 52.Rxg7 Rb2 53.Nxc6 Rxc6 54.Rxe7+ Kxe7 55.Rxc6 Rg2 56.Ra6 Kd8 57.Kc3 Kc8 58.Kb4 Kb7 59.Rf6 a6 60.Rf7+ Kc6 61.Ra7 a5+ 62.Rxa5 Kb7 63.Rb5+ Kc7 64.Rb6 Rb2+ 65.Kc3 Rg2 66.Ra6 Rg1 67.Rd6 Rg2 68.Kb4 Rb2+ 69.Kc3 Rg2 70.Kb4

3. + - (10.77): 50...Rc8 51.Nxc6 Rxc6 52.Rxc6+ Nxc6 53.Rxb7 Kf6 54.Rd7 Ne7 55.Rd6+ Kf5 56.c6 Nxc6 57.Rxc6 a5 58.Rc5 a4 59.Rxd5+ Kxg6 60.e4 Kf6 61.Rf5+ Ke7 62.Kb4 g6 63.Re5+ Kf7 64.d5 Kf6 65.d6 Kxe5 66.d7 Kxe4 67.d8Q Kf5 68.Qd3+ Kg5 69.Kxa4 Kh5 70.Kb5 Kg5 71.Qf3 Kh4 72.Qe4+ Kg5 73.Kc6 Kh5 74.Qf3+ Kh4 75.Qf4+ Kh5 76.Qf7 Kh6 77.Qf6

Jul-17-18  Strelets: Not often that you see zugzwang in a position with both pairs of rooks and two knights on board but that is exactly what White managed to create here.
Jul-18-18  catlover: Reminds me of the song, "I've Got a Crush on You". Come to think of it, also of the movie, "Anaconda".
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  whiteshark: Game annotated by <GM Huschenbeth>: (~14 min)
Jul-18-18  john barleycorn: When will we have <Huschenbeth radio> coming on? I still appreciate his comments but the making of the videos gets cheaper and cheaper.
Jul-18-18  Count Wedgemore: Very impressive game by Nepo. A positional crush.
Jul-19-18  Inocencio: Nepo played like that of "Anaconda"-Nisip could not find any good defense in the end.
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  chancho: <"I've Got a Crush on You".>

I've got a Zug on you.

Jul-20-18  zanzibar: Good one <chancho>
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  PawnSac: Very Karpov'ian play. Speaking of anaconda, Ana-Toly was noted for that boa kind of positional play.. squeezing his opponent with prophylaxis until there was nothing to do. No doubt Nepo has studied all of Karpov's games.
Jul-20-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4

25...Nd7 26.a6 Nxc5 27.bxc5 Kc7 28.axb7 Rb8 29.Rb1 h5 30.Kb2 Rxb7+ 31.Kc3 Rxb1 32.Rxb1 a5 33.g3 Nh6 34.h3 Nf5 35.Kb3 Nxg3 36.fxg3 Rxe3+ 37.Ka4 Rxg3 38.Re1 Kd7 39.Rf1 + / = (0.37) Depth: 18 dpa

25...Nd7 26.a6
+ / = (0.43 --) Depth: 19 dpa

<25...Na8> 26.a6 b6 27.Nd3 f6 28.Rxc6 Nc7 29.Rfc1 Rc8 30.Nb1 Nxa6 31.Rxc8+ Rxc8 32.Nc3 Nc7 33.Kb2 a6 34.g4 Ne7 35.Kb3 Kb7 36.h4 g6 37.Nf4 g5 38.hxg5 hxg5 39.Nh5 Ne8 40.Ra1 Rc7 41.b5 a5 42.Rh1 Rc8 43.Ng3 Nd6 44.Rh6 Ne8 45.Rh7 Rc7 46.Rh1 Nd6 47.Rh6 Ne8 48.Nge2 Rc8 49.Ng3 Rc7 50.Nge2 = (0.25) Depth: 29 dpa

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