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Almira Skripchenko vs Abdelhafid Elamri
Gibraltar Masters (2005), La Caleta GIB, rd 3, Jan-27
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  1-0



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  nasmichael: "Queenside Attack--A general assault on the queen's wing, usually directed not against the enemy king but for smaller gains (material, space, pawn structure)." -- from Chess Thinking, B. Pandolfini.
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  cu8sfan: Well if both sides have castled queenside a queenside attack may very well aim to depose the opposing king.
Mar-11-05  alayo: Black was lost as early as move 10. Just look at the board after 10.Qxd3...White already controls the board. Black's rating wasn't shown, so we don't know if this was a simul or not.
Mar-11-05  Dionyseus: <alayo> good point, black only has one piece developed beyond the first rank.

As for Abdelhafid Elamri, it seems he is only a professional arbiter, and that he sometimes plays a few games when players have no opponents. Here's my sources:

Anyways, nice execution by Almira.

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  samvega: It's unlikely the game was lost as early as move 10, as the position occurs several times in the database. While the statistics favour white, there are a few wins/draws for black; morover, players such as Dreev or Bareev wouldn't keep playing into this position if they thought it was losing.
Mar-12-05  azaris: It's not lost on move 10, standard CK position, but afterwards Black forgot to play c5 and left both rooks out of play.
Jul-30-06  Kwesi: Surely 7...e6 was the first questionable move, with 7...Nd7 being the normal move

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