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John Nunn vs Yasser Seirawan
Lugano op (1983), Lugano SUI, Mar-??
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Van der Wiel Attack Bishop Hunt (B12)  ·  0-1

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May-13-05  WorldChampeen: 7. h4 Botvinnik's idea; 14. Nxd5 & Seirawan refuses the gift;
Feb-05-13  thendcomes: Seirawan goes over this game himself at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP8G...
Feb-15-13  Dezaxa: According to Seirawan, 9 h5 was the critical mistake. If the Black bishop had still been on g6, then White's 13 f5 would have hit it with gain of tempo and this would have made all the difference.
Jul-21-13  builttospill: Highly recommend everyone gets an opportunity to go over Yasser Seirawan's commentary on this game linked by <thendcomes>. I play the French defense myself, so I really like the pawn structure that arises here. Playing black you have to note it's not the safest king in the world, but between the double edged position, and the role of pawns in this attack, it was really exciting, for those of us who consider pawns attacking to be exciting. One thing I thought Seirawan kind of neglected to highlight in his commentary was that although he had not developed his rook and DSB early in the game, the pawns had played a critical role in making white's position a nightmare. Besides closing up the center of the board, they had served the attacking role normally played by the more celebrated pieces. And in that critical tactical sequence, that DSB was able to come out and influence the game from the home square with tempo. The creativity Yasser plays with makes this one of my favorite games.
Sep-01-19  Helios727: Wasn't there a quicker win with 38... Ra5 39.Qa8+ Kc7 and now Ra1 mate can't be stopped?
Sep-02-19  sfm: <Helios727 Wasn't there a quicker win with 38... Ra5 > Damned good question. But in fact it is a bit slower win, as White can wiggle with 39.Qc6+(!),QxQ 40.e7 etc. The way Black plays it here is no wiggling whatsoever.

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