Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Linares 2009. Round 6. This was the draw that got everyone talking. Ivanchuk, playing white, agreed to a draw with Dominguez Perez in this position. Who said that a draw can't be reached in a winning position? There must be something else aside from chess that led to this draw. All white had to do was to play 48. e4, threatening a fork on e5 and ultimately crashing through the kingside. Fritz9 scores this position as +- 3.39. So, it was drawn, regardless of positional and tactical factors.


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