Wesselink,W. - Clerc,R. 1-1 (08-12-2001)

1. 32-28 17-21 2. 37-32 21-26 3. 32-27 26x37 4. 41x32 11-17 5. 46-41 07-11
6. 36-31 01-07 7. 42-37 17-22 8. 28x17 12x21 9. 33-28 07-12 10. 39-33 19-23
11. 28x19 14x23 12. 44-39 10-14 13. 47-42 21-26 14. 41-36 05-10 15. 49-44 14-19
16. 33-28 10-14 17. 39-33
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With his next move 17... 12-17, Clerc attempts to entangle the white left wing. Meanwhile white puts pressure on black's left wing, which results in a lively game.
12-17 18. 35-30 17-22 19. 28x17 11x22 20. 30-25 08-12 21. 34-29 23x34
22. 40x29 04-10 23. 43-39 02-07 24. 39-34 03-08 25. 44-40 07-11 26. 40-35 19-23
27. 34-30 23x34 28. 30x39 11-17 29. 45-40 17-21 30. 40-34 13-19 31. 50-44
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To my big surprise Clerc played here the brilliant move 31... 19-23!!!. White has no other choice than to take the combination, after which the game quickly ends in a draw. That was a bit disappointing for me, since I thought that white had a significant advantage. For example, after 31... 20-24? 32.33-29 24x33 33.39x17 black stays one piece behind, since 33... 18-23 fails due to the combination 34.32-28 23x41 35.36x47 21x43 36.48x39 26x48 37.39-33 12x21 38.33-28 48x30 39.35x2. And after 31... 6-11 32.34-30 8-13 33.33-28 22x33 34.39x28 18-23 35.44-39 12-18 [after 20-24 36.28-22! is a very strong move] 36.39-34 20-24 37.38-33 11-17 38.42-38 17-22 39.28x17 21x12 40.27-22 18x27 41.31x22 23-28 42.32x23 19x17 43.30x8 12x3 44.33-29 white has a very promising position.
19-23 32. 33-28 22x33 33. 39x19 14x23 34. 25x05 23-28 35. 32x23 18x49
36. 38-33 21x41 37. 05x46 26x37 38. 46x07
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