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Kjetil A Lie vs Daniele Vocaturo
Corus Group C (2010), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 4, Jan-19
English Opening: Great Snake Variation (A10)  ·  1-0



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  Tabanus: 26...Re8 is natural but no good, and after 29...Qd8? 30.d7! game is lost for Black.

Go Lie, Odd Lie 's grandson, go!

Jan-19-10  Gilmoy: <16.d4!> creates a charming picture. Tactically, White offers an exchange for two tempi to create a protected passed d-pawn, plus the long diagonal. More importantly, it snuffs Black's annoying blockade-expansion counterplay with c5, f5, Qh4-Ng3, Bd4+, etc. Black settles for the material, and never regains the initiative.
Jan-20-10  dhotts: What happens to Black if 11...Nxe3?
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  whiteshark: <dhotts> After <11...Nxd3 12.Qb1 Nxf2 13.Rxf2> black has ♙♙:♘ 'disadvantage'

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