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Sergey Kudrin vs Stuart C Conquest
8th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1984), London ENG, rd 5, Aug-26
Sicilian Defense: Venice Attack (B56)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: You know, if you're going to "play" on the Internet using your computer, at least vary the amount of time you spend, not 18 seconds for Move 1 through Move 30. And adjust your settings so you don't lose on time, which is a dead giveaway. In the Sicilian when Black chooses ... e5 hitting the Nd4 without ... a6 first, White does well with Bb5+ exchanging for QB or QN and leaving White with total control of d5. This "Kan Dragon" below was playable, so 7. Bb5+ was correct.

tpstar0-stsruk (Yahoo 5/29/04): 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 e5!? (not in OE) 7. Ndb5!? (7. Bb5+) a6 8. Na3 Ng4 9. Nd5 Nxe3 10. Nxe3 Nc6 11. c3 Be7 12. Nd5 f5 13. ef Bxf5 14. Nc2 0-0 15. Nce3 Bh4 16. g3 Be4 17. Bg2 Bxg2 18. Nxg2 Bg5 19. h4 Bf6 20. h5 g5 21. Nge3 Rc8 22. Ng4 Be7 23. Qd3 Qe8 24. Rd1 Bd8 25. Nh6+?! (25. Qe4 prevents 25 ... Qf7?? 26. Nh6+ or 25 ... Ne7?? 26. Ngf6+) Kh8 26. Nf5 e4! 27. Nxd6 exd3+ 28. Nxe8 Rxe8+ 29. Kf1 Re2 30. Rxd3 Rxb2 31. a4 Ra2 32. h6 Rxa4 33. Rf3 and Black's computer lost on time (1-0).

May-29-04  weirdoid: I have heard all sort of urban legends saying that 5... e5 is bad, which is why ... a6 first is necessary in the Najdorf (although frequently black ended up never playing e5). It is a bit surprising that a chessmaster, playing in an international tournament, played this sort of opening. Do I need to buy a newer book, or did Conquest have much book knowledge?
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  tpstar: <weirdoid> Hello! I think these ... e5 lines are more double-edged than bad, because Black accepts weaknesses at d5 & d6 for dynamic counterplay. Yet I do like any variation with Nd5 & Nce3 where the White Knights rule the board. Before you run out and buy a new book, this game was from 1986!
May-31-04  seoulmama: The reason why 5... a6 is played is that e5 without it will be answered by Bb5 check, and it is soon clear that the light square weaknesses outweigh heavily Black's so called 'counterplay'.
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  Richard Taylor: yes Bb5+ seens best v this line I got it mixed with the Boleslavsky today (16 06 05) (that is in NZ the 16th of June 2005) and played 6. Ndb5 ..I have played so many where 5...Nc6 6 Bg5 e5 7 Ndb5 is played ....e5 is not inherently wrong but at move 5 here it seems premature: but e5 in the Najdorf and the Boleslavsky is very fashionable with some top GMs
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  Richard Taylor: White provbaly had 16. B:f6 g:f6 17. Q:f6 Rg8 18. Qe6+
Sep-12-05  who: <tpstar> I am confused as to the relevancy of computer cheating to this game.
Sep-12-05  aw1988: He meant his own game.

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