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Gelfand has woken up the sleeping tiger....he is no more Drawnand now........lets hope he continues with his newly found form!! :ecstatic:
a wounded tiger is more dangerous .gelfand would hv realised this now within seventeen move .the game is all abt the courage to play ur move .
Just 17 moves.. And he got his queen trapped..and resign.. A symbol of brilliancy and genius by sir.. Humme hai hero..
Scores are now even.....
Queen escapes with ...Nc6, dxc6, Qxc6, although White has better position.
@NajdorfDefense: Yes, but Bd3 secures an advantage for White.
Nope.... Nc6 can simply be replied by Be2.....
Be2 would not solve anything, because of Nd4+, followed by Rxe2.
Nd4+ can be responded by Kb3....
Rxe2 can be responded by Qxe2. The trap for Black queen still persists....
Sorry Kd3..... not Kb3
Ok, and then what ?
Gelfand coud have tried 17...Nc6. But after 18.dxc6 (only good move) 18...Qxc6 19.Bg2 (perhaps 19.Bd3 Re5 20.Rf1 Qc7 21.Nd5) 19...Qc8 (19...Qd7 20.Nd5 threatening 21.Nf6+ wins), 20.Rf1 looks strong. If 20...Qf5+ 21.Qxf5 gxf5 22.Rxf5 should win for White. Or, instead of 20.Rf1, perhaps 20.Ne4 Rf8 (20...Re7 21.Qf6 Re6 22.Bh3 Qc6 23.Bxe6) 21.Qf6 Qe6 22.h6 Qxf6 23.Nxf6+ Kh8 24.Bxb7 Rab8 25.Bd5 and 26.Re1 and 27.Re7 should win. Or 20.hxg6 hxg6 21.Rf1
After 17...Nc6, not 18.Be2?? Nd4+ 19.Kd3 Rxe2 20.Qxe2 Qxb1 and Black is winning.
Hmmm...... Turning very complicated...... Perhaps it would then be logical to take the Knight when it was on c6......At least white would be piece up..... Right??
Houdini said the best move is taking the knight.
Yes, with some luck, Gelfand could save the game. He resigned too early (I'm so modest LOL)
Both 19. Bd3 and 19.Bg2 after taking the knight are trivial wins for that level. Gelfy was not interested checking this out, and I won't blame him.
Actually I suspect Gelfand didn't even see Nc6 as an option. I'm pretty sure he resigned because he thought the queen indeed was trapped.
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