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Emil Sutovsky vs Peter Heine Nielsen
Bled Olympiad (2002), Bled SLO, rd 3, Oct-28
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Van der Wiel Attack (B12)  ·  0-1



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Jun-27-04  Tigran Petrosian: Nice sac by Nielsen. It seems to be very interesting.
May-24-12  vinidivici: this is suitable for the game of the day. beautiful game
May-24-18  jith1207: Excellent end game, defending an almost mate and delivering his own.
May-25-18  ChessHigherCat: <jith1207: Excellent end game, defending an almost mate and delivering his own.>

Who was it who said "Better it is to mate your mate than to be mated by your enemy?"

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  plang: 7 f4 does not seem quite as effective as 7 Nf4 as after 8 f5..Bh7 the capture Nxh5 is not possible (as it sometimes is in related lines). 8..Bh7 had first been played a few months earlier in a rapids game by Dreev where White played 13 Qe1 and Black won easily; 13 Nb5 was new. With 14 c3 White offered a draw; it was turned down partly because White only had 30 minutes left on his clock. After 16..Bxd6 it was Black's turn to offer a draw (black was now also in some time trouble) but White turned it down instantly. With 21 Rd1? made yet another draw offer but he clearly didn't realize how weak his move was; Sutovsky said later that White would have been fine after 21 Kf2.

Nielson after 26 Bg2:
"The critical position after 21 Rd1. Although I can grab quite a few pawns, I have to be careful. If White manages to coordinate an attack, pawns aren't really the issue."

The Advance Variation of the Caro Kann (B12), particularly the lines starting with 4 Nc3 (preparing g4) leads to very sharp play with many sacrificial ideas for both players and, in my opinion, it is not feasible for a computer to provide all the answers.

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  plang: A few months later in Sutovsky-Erenburg Tel Aviv 2002 White improved with 9 Bg5 and went on to win a nice game (game not included in this database).

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