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Lawrence Day vs Alex Kuznecov
Toronto (1983)
Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21)  ·  1-0



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  tamar: <IMlDay> I found this while following your note recommending 3 Qe2! in Morozevich vs Grischuk, 2005

To my eyes the play is rich and strange. The retracting moves 13 Qd1 and 16 Bc1 look like Science Fiction Chess which Black does not seem able to exploit, and the winning Kingside attack that comes after is a nice tribute to Chigorin and Bohatirchuk's legacy.

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  IMlday: Strange chess indeed. Alex was a prodigy who zoomed up to about 2400 and then suddenly vanished. He was prepared up to 10.h4 which he hadn't expected. White's 'take-back' undeveloping moves Qd1 and Bc1 are matched by Black's Bc8 and Nb8. Then the position is very odd since what would be ordinarily trumps like the pressure against the backward pawn on the open file (at c3) or the actively developed B/a6 are both blocked by the advanced but immobile N/c4. Strange indeed, and quite unclear until 23..0-0? which grossly misplaces Black's King and an ordinary attack suffices to win. Pleasant memory that Canadian Open, I finished just behind Spraggett but ahead of the GM's to pocket lots of cash.

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