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Peter Svidler vs Teimour Radjabov
FIDE Moscow Grand Prix (2002) (rapid), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Jun-01
French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Variation (C03)  ·  0-1



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Aug-02-05  jamesmaskell: Radjabov beats Svidler with the Black pieces, three years ago! Nicely done. Strong game there.
Nov-05-10  Whitehat1963: Another young Radjabov upset with black. Where did Svidler go wrong here?
Nov-25-13  kingfu: Whitehat, you still here?

11. e5 is listed separately in Opening Explorer. The usual sequence is 11. Bg5 h6 12. Bh4 when black has 2 replies (...Qb6 and ...0-0) leading to equality. 12...Bd7 gives White a small plus.

Maybe 11. e5 should be followed up immediately by d4 locking the center. Then White can work on the Kingside, a typical theme in the French. Radjabov worked up a great counter attack on the Kingside in the French after castling Kingside! This is going into my French game library.

Svidler coughed up a piece starting on move 38. After ...d5 Black also has a discovered attack on g2; White is in a hurt locker.

I would stick with Bg5 at move 11.

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