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Roman Vidonyak vs Sergei Tiviakov
Gausdal Classics (2005), Gausdal NOR, rd 4, Apr-16
Polish Opening: General (A00)  ·  0-1



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  fredthebear: This starts out as a mainline Polish opening but gets a bit unusual. White gets bass ackward w/Bf3 and Ne2.

At first glance, 15...Ng4 looks like a mistake because the Bd7 appears to be overworked guarding both flanked knights. However, if 16.NxNa4 then black captures on h2 and Qh4 soon follows. This would be prevented if the White knight were on Nf3 instead of Ne2.

Instead, White captures the other way w/16.BxNg4 and the Knights comes off the board. Thereafter, Black's space advantage comes into play as he builds up the superior position on the queenside.

In the final position, the White queen will be removed as the defend of the Ra4 blockading the passed a-pawn, which becomes a bigger problem.

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