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Yasser Seirawan vs Larry Christiansen
United States Championship (1980), Greenville, PA USA, rd 9, Jun-22
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Nimzo-English Opening (A17)  ·  0-1

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Mar-11-07
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  chancho: Nice finish. If 33.Rxg6 gxf2#
Mar-11-07  syracrophy: Also if 33.hxg3 (fxg3) ♖xg3+!! 34.hxg3 ♕xg3+ 35.♗g2 ♕xg2#

What a lovely final position!

Oct-31-10  sevenseaman: Seirawan is sluggish.
Aug-16-13  nescio: Seirawan may have lost because he was chasing a mirage - the imaginary weakness of the d6-pawn. But after 25.Rd3? Rg4 26.Qd2? (26.f4) Bf3


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27.Rxd6? would be refuted by 27...Rxg2+! 28.Bxg2 Qg6! 29.Rxd8+ Kh7! etc. So the only option is to weaken the king's field with 27.g3 which Christiansen exploited with a fine attack.

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