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9. Chapaev (GM) vs curtains (4.Qxd4 Acc Dragon) *** [25:06] 
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Post 9. Chapaev (GM) vs curtains (4.Qxd4 Acc Dragon) *** [25:06]
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Wow, tough opponent. Interesting opening stuff.

I liked the ending/queenless middlegame. Your bishop becomes very good. Although it was very dry (in some lines). but the play was instructive!

But the ending you mentioned after Rd6 is an easy draw for you i think. Just put your rook behind the passed a-pawn and keep your king on g7 or h7. I'm pretty sure that's an easy draw.

Rc5 was nice for you! You managed to get a lot of play in this dead even position, especially against a very strong player.

Some interesting tactics near the end involving the h-pawns :) A very dry ending turned into a fascinating position (which ended up as a philidor; I actually made a video about it). Winning would have been awesome, but the draw is a good result (especially since he would be something like #2 on the best list if he were established), you're one step closer on your quest to the best list! We'll have to have a chessvideos party when you get there.

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I will make the best list for sure, I promise. I play good when I try, much better than when I'm just screwing around.

Yea of course it maybe is a theoretical draw, but its never easy to draw such a position with 2 minutes on the clock. White definitely has a few chances to bother me. You know, move the pawn far up, start walking the king in etc etc, maybe sac a king side pawn in the process.

Probably ...Bc1 was a bad move. If I just hold on tight, without resorting to such tricks I think I should be easily fine. Instead I give white a bit of a pull, that could be deadly with so little time on the clock. Sometimes it's hard not to go for such simplification tricks.


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I will get there for sure, no stopping me.


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Yeah, the rook endgame is a theoretical draw, but there are a number of traps along the way. The key point is to NEVER move the f7 pawn, it glues everything together and protects your king from checks on the 7th rank.


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Post Re: 9. Chapaev (GM) vs curtains (4.Qxd4 Acc Dragon) *** [25:06]
I know this video is really old, but at 19:30 or so it's a technically won rook and pawn endgame.

The winning plan for black is to bring the rook to e7 or e8 (or even e1 if you want to ensure that you'll win in all lines) keeping the white king cutoff and then advance the pawn to f4 when the white rook moves around to get in front of the pawn. Once the pawn crosses the midline, it's a won endgame. White's only chance to hold the cutoff king position is to use frontal checks and in getting to the front of the king, he has to let the pawn advance to f4.


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Post Re: 9. Chapaev (GM) vs curtains (4.Qxd4 Acc Dragon) *** [25:06]
What became of Chapaev? You now get the message ""chapaev" does not match any player's name exactly." if you try to find the player.

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Post Re: 9. Chapaev (GM) vs curtains (4.Qxd4 Acc Dragon) *** [25:06]
philwillb wrote:
What became of Chapaev? You now get the message ""chapaev" does not match any player's name exactly." if you try to find the player.

who knows?


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Post Re: 9. Chapaev (GM) vs curtains (4.Qxd4 Acc Dragon) *** [25:06]
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I looked it up and 53...Rd3 wins. After that you both made many mistakes.


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Post Re: 9. Chapaev (GM) vs curtains (4.Qxd4 Acc Dragon) *** [25:06]
Nice draw..! Thank you for the H5 - G4 tip and the rook end game info. Looking forward to your next video.


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