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Carel Benjamin van den Berg vs Haije Kramer
Amsterdam (1950), Amsterdam NED, rd 15, Nov-30
Queen's Gambit Declined: Miles Variation (D53)  ·  1-0



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Jan-12-04  mjk: Stean gives 24...♖c8 25.♗xf6 ♗xf6 26.♘b4 with White winning the ♙c6
Sep-01-19  Chesgambit: minority attack
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  OhioChessFan: The tactical fireworks most GM's get into are far beyond me. But this game. Solid opening, win a Pawn, convert the Pawn, this is at least in the same universe as the typical game I play. Maybe more often on the losing side. :p
Jul-13-20  zenwabi: GM Stean annotates this game at p. 82 in his excellent book, SIMPLE CHESS, in the chapter on Minority Attacks.
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  MissScarlett: I'm not sure how useful that information is to anyone who doesn't have the book. Or indeed to anyone who does have the book.

I see below that there are already several games collections dedicated to this matter.

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  kingscrusher: <MisScarlett> Stean in "Simple chess" covers up to move 24 and comes to the conclusion that an effective minority attack will win a pawn sooner or later.
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  kingscrusher: The point of a minority attack is to fracture the opponent's pawn structure. Often the 'a' pawn is left backward and isolated and the 'c' pawn is left backward. So these make the points harder to defend. If pieces are tied up to the defence of weak pawns, then they lose mobility as well. So even if you don't win a pawn, you can sometimes get a strong attack elsewhere.

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