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Etienne Bacrot vs Michael Adams
Sarajevo (2000), Sarajevo BIH, rd 5, May-21
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  0-1



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Aug-06-13  luzhin: Awesome game from Adams. Obviously Bacrot couldn't play 17.Bxg6 because 17...Ne5! wins. But 24.Bxg6 was also a mistake -- he had to play 24.Bxc4. The point of Adams' rook sac is that after 26.Bxh2 dxc3+ 27.Ka1 Ne3 28.Qg1 Qg7! is crushing.
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  plang: In the 1999 World Championship tournament in Las Vegas Adams had played 9..Nbd7 against Almasi in game 1 of their match and had drawn easily; here he played 9..g5 10 Bg3 and then produced an aggressive innovation with 9..Nc6. Perhaps White should have tried 16 c5..0-0-0 (16..dxc 17 Ba6 and if 17..g4 18 Bxb7!) 17 cxd..cxd 18 e4 with a small edge. With 11 h4 White had succeeded in opening the h-file but after 17..Rh8 it was Black who controlled it. Black would have had good compensation after 18 Bxg6..Rh1+ 19 Nf1..Na5 20 f3..g4. 21 g4? was a serious error that led to a disaster; better was 21 d5..Na5 22 e4..Nh5 23 g3..Bc8 24 Nb3..Nb7 with an unclear position. As mentioned above 24 Bg6? lost quickly; after 24 Bxc4..Na5 25 Bb3 Black has a solid advantage but still would have had some work to do. White resigned as there was no defense to 27..Nxc3.

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