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Gregory Kaidanov vs Joel Benjamin
USA-ch (1998), Denver, rd 2
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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Feb-26-10  lopium: I think the final position shows black in a zugzwang.
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  plang: An interesting alternative is 9..Ba6 10 Qa4..Qc8 (if 10..Bxd3 then 11 exd and Black is in trouble). Kaidanov thought that 12..d4 would have been better than Benjamin's 12..dxe. 18 Ne3 was played in the game Georgadze - Conquest Calcutta 1994 which White won; 18 Ncd2 was new.

Seirawan after 21 Nb1!:

"White's provocative play needs a followup. The desirable b2-b3 is hard to engineer due to ..b5-b4, when Black's g7-Bishop becomes a monster. Given time, Black will double rooks on the d-file, play ..Rd7-d1 and have no problems. With the text, White clears the d-file and takes aim at the b-5 pawn. If the c6-Knight is forced to move, White can win control of the d4-square and prevent Black's plan of trading Rooks on the d-file."

After 25 Bxe5 White had the two bishops and had eliminated Black's best minor piece. Rather than look to slowly increase his advantage with 28 Bc2, 28 Bg5 or 28 Be3 Kaidanov played the sharp 28 b3. 33 Bg5 would have been answered by 33..Ra8 34 Rb1(34 Rxa8?..b2)..Nc8 35 Be3..Nd6 with only a small White edge. Benko recommended 36..e5 as a stronger defense. If Black had played 47..Nh2 then 48 Bd1 would have left the knight with no escape and 48..Rxd1+ 49 Kxh2..Kxc3 49 Rg5 would have been easily winning for White.

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