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Joel Lautier vs Yasser Seirawan
Hoogovens (1991), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 13, Feb-03
Benoni Defense: Czech Benoni Defense (A56)  ·  0-1



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Mar-04-04  Everett: Now this is a game! Psycho attack! Steely defense!

What about 15... hxg3? If white continues pushing his g pawn... f4 square is occupied by black knights or pawn (depending on exchanges) opening up dark squared bishop for black, pressurizing white Q-side (especially with b-file about to be opened at black's call)

Sep-21-04  OneArmedScissor: Yes! what a game... It seems the battle never ends.
Sep-21-04  Catfriend: Actually, a disappointment... I really liked the initative Lautier got in the opening and wanted him to win
Apr-05-11  Everett: Looking at this again, I think black has two options at move 15 with ..hxg3 or Nf4.
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  IMlday: The forcing sequence 15..hxg3 16.fxg3 bxc4 17.Bxc4 Nf6 looks better than the game.
Apr-06-11  Everett: The advantage of 15..Nf4 is that any exchange on that square frees black's long diagonal. Black's LSB will become a beast, especially with the potentially open b-file.
Aug-16-11  Everett: Black's "DSB" I meant to say...

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