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Alexander Sergeevich Sergeev vs Veniamin Sozin
USSR Championship (1924), Moscow URS, rd 2, Aug-??
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  0-1



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  Phony Benoni: Sozin makes beating the English look so easy. And without even playing ...Bc5!

Of course, I imagine 2.a3 is not the most energetic line for White.

Sep-26-15  zanzibar: Mato Jelic looks at this game here:

He suggests that 16.h3 holds (but identifies 15.Bd3 as better than 15.Qd2, but I'm not sure it's so decisive).

(White to defend, move 16)

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r4rk1 /pb3p1p/1p1p2p1/4bn2/1PP4q/P1N5/1B1QBPPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1

Moving the wrong pawn is clearly the cause of the loss.

(Both Stockfish and Critter seem to think 9.b4 was weak, when White could maintain a slight edge with 9.d5 instead)

Dec-25-17  Saniyat24: Is this the Sozin of the Fischer-Sozin attack?
Dec-25-17  sudoplatov: 1.c4 e5, 2.a3 transposes into Anderssen's opening.

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