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Hannes Hlifar Stefansson vs Varuzhan Akobian
SPICE Cup (2008), Lubbock USA, rd 6, Sep-25
Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Advance Variation (D34)  ·  0-1



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Sep-26-08  euripides: 12.e3 is new in this database and is made to look rather slow. 12.b3, challenging the pawn chain immediately, is more frequent.
Sep-26-08  ARMENIA: This a very good win by GM Varuzhan Akobian that was triggered by many inaccuracies by GM Hannes Stefansson. As "euripides" noted the move b3 should have been played a lot sooner to not allow such comfortable strong hold by the black on the queen side! Overall a great victory for GM Akobian that gives him a share of 1st place with 3 more rounds to go!

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May-31-12  vinidivici: Wow black 31st move Qh4........letting white take the rook

is this sound? How about
32.Bxc2 Qxg4+
33.Kf1 then Qf3 (no Qa5)
34.Qc3 Bh3+
35.Ke1 Bg4

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In this position black cant keep his attack work, isnt it? And white has a rook for black's nothing...

Jun-01-12  vinidivici: any comment?
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  samvega: After your proposed 34.Qc3, I think black can play 34...Bg4 immediately, threatening Qh1#.

After the game's 34.Qa5, I think the immediate 34...Bg4 fails to 35.Kg1 Bh3 36.Qd8+ Kg7 37.Qg5.

Jun-01-12  vinidivici: <samvega> two thumbs up. my eyes opened now.
Jun-01-12  vinidivici: believe me or not

31.Qh4 is a hard puzzle. maybe friday or thursday.

Good combination

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