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Boris Gelfand vs Lazaro Bruzon Batista
Bled Olympiad (2002), Bled SLO, rd 7, Nov-01
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04)  ·  1-0



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  plang: In the draw Karpov-Gelfand Dos Hermanas 1999 White had played 13 exd; 13 a3 was Gelfand's innovation that he had developed during a postmortem of a 1985 game played in the Belarus Championship. The point was that White could retake on d5 with a piece after playing e5. Bruzon defended well against the gambit until he erred with 19..Bd6?; two reasonable alternatives were 19..Re8 20 Qc2..Bd6 21 Bxd6..cxd 22 Rxd6..Rb6 23 Rd4 and 19..Rb6 20 Bxc7..Qxc7 21 Qxe7..Re6 (22 Qxd7?..Re1+) with only a small edge for White in each case. After a second error 21..Rb6? Black was lost due to the pin on the d-file; better was 21..Qc8 22 Qf4 with a big edge foe White. 22..Qc7 23 Qe7 would not have helped Black.

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