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Thomas J Bartell vs Yury Shulman
World Open (2007), King of Prussia USA, rd 1, Jun-30
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-01-07  PhilFeeley: Shulman played like a zombie. Everyone knows the symmetrical English is bad for black and then he just loses a pawn for nothing. No wonder he lost.
Jul-01-07  Jesspatrick: Schulman definitely had the worst of it, and with 24...d5 he was apparently trying to trade a pawn to break his bonds. Perhaps he was thinking that his control of the d-file was enough to balance things after a few exchanges. It wasn't.

When Black's a-pawn fell twelve moves later, the seeds of defeat had taken root.

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  ganstaman: <PhilFeeley: Everyone knows the symmetrical English is bad for black>

Is this really true? I certainly consider myself part of 'everyone' yet I don't 'know' this.

Jul-01-07  Timex: <PhilFeeley> Check this out.. Opening Explorer

It might change your mind.

Jul-03-07  newton296: this starts out an english but on move 9 thomas converts it to a sicilian dragon with 7) d4 and then just puts the pressure on the weak d6 pawn. yury seemed confused trying too figure out how to break white's strangle hold. the gambit d5 doesn't give him his freedom. nice positional grinder by thomas.

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