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Teimour Radjabov vs David Navara
FIDE Grand Prix (2008), Sochi RUS, rd 10, Aug-11
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46)  ·  1-0



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Aug-11-08  notyetagm: A beautifully played Open Sicilian by Radjabov in this game.
Aug-11-08  Gilmoy: I guess it ends 25..Rxe7 (25..Rf7 26.Bc4) 26.dxe7 Re8 27.Bc4+ Kh8 <weak back rank> 28.Rd1 .
Aug-11-08  Augalv: Commentary at
Aug-11-08  whiteshark: Maybe <11...Qa5> with 12.fxe5 dxe5 13.Qe1 0-0 14.Rxf6 gxf6 15.Bh6 Kh8 >

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Aug-11-08  chesskingqph: Could anyone develop the line 20 ... Nb4 instead? I cannot see how White make use of the situation after that. I don't like the move 22 ... Nxd6 that allow the pawn to pass through so just try something else. Thanks.
Aug-11-08  Duck McCluck: When I play as white, the only thing I'm afraid of is entering the Sicilian and my opponent has me booked for about 20 moves.

Excellent game, and I'm glad to see that white still has the advantage with 1. e4

Excellent middlegame tactics, white played about 5 defensive moves then pounced on black as soon as 11...exf4 with huge winning chances in every variation.

Aug-11-08  whiteshark: <chesskingqph: <Could anyone develop the line 20... Nb4 instead?>>

After <21.Bd6 Rd8 22.Bxf5 Qxd6 23.Re8+> [DEFLECTING the GUARD] <23...Rxe8 24.Qxd6 Bxf5 25.Rxf5 Nxc2 26.Qxc6 >

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material: ♕♙ : ♖♘ in Whites favour.

Aug-11-08  chesskingqph: Thanks. But after 21. Bd6, Black can play Nxd3, which exchange White's strong bright-colored bishop. The other bishop at d6 cannot capture the rook at f8 yet because it is actually pinned. Am I missing something?
Aug-11-08  whiteshark: <chesskingqph> After <20...Nb4 21.Bd6 Nxd3> you may missed <22.Re7! > which will cost the ♕ again.

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Aug-12-08  euripides: In Radjabov vs Svidler, 2006

Black played exf4 after castling and then managed to build his position around the e5 square. 13.Qe3 here would transpose to that line but Radjabov plays 13.e5 and bang goes Black's strong square.

Aug-13-08  chesskingqph: Thank you, <whiteshark>. That move is the killer.

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