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Lawrence Day vs Olivier Tessier-Desrosiers
Canadian Championship (2004), Toronto CAN, rd 2, Aug-21
Zukertort Opening: Polish Defense (A04)  ·  1-0



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Oct-19-04  shr0pshire: Are you kidding me? This opening was a disaster for black. This looks like an awkward benko gambit. Where black is trying to open files on the queenside for attacking possibilities.

It looks like poor planning in the opening though.

Oct-19-04  Pawsome: Black obviously thought he was playing Fisherrandom chess. This is the kind of defense one sees on
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  IMlday: Well, yes, 4..d5? just gets refuted.
1.Nf3 b5 is Spassky from a World Match vs Petrosyan.
I also tried it (unsuccessfully)
in the 1968 Olympiad.
2.c3! is Sokolsky's 'refutation'.
Iirc Ray Keene used a similar plan for a fast point at Jerusalem, 1967 or a Student Olympiad in that time period. The plan of Qb3 and a2-a4 is very powerful. If Black wants to play ..b7-b5 he should start with 1..Nf6, waiting for 2.g3, as Tal and Karpov demonstrated.
Oct-20-04  Pawsome: On the subject of Sokolsky's refutation to !... b5 2.c3, I recall a game where Suttles refuted Sokolsy's 1. b4 with 1... c6! which then continued 2. Bb2 Qb6 followed by all manner of discomfort for white. I can't recall who Duncan's opponent was, uffortunately.

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