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Ivan Sokolov vs Vladimir Akopian
Groningen (1991), Groningen NED, rd 6, Dec-27
Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit. Main Line (D31)  ·  1-0

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Jan-01-10
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  plang: The problem with 9..Nf6 is that it makes it more difficult for Black to contest e5. 12..Qg4?! appears to lose time; 12..Qf4 seems better though Ftacnik feels that White is still better. 24..Rxe5 25 Rxe5..Qxe5 26 Qa4 leads to mate while 24..Rd8 25 Qa4..Qxb6 26 Nc6+..bxc 27 Rb1 would have lost the queen. However, at that point, Black was lost anyway.

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