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Alexander Shabalov vs Larry Christiansen
US Championship (2010), St Louis, MO USA, rd 4, May-17
Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Variation (E11)  ·  0-1

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May-18-10  raychandler: It's a pleasure to see Christiansen doing so well. I've always admired his play and his style.
May-18-10  Robin01: What was with 8.Be3?! That was one strange move, and perhaps why white got himself in trouble in this game. Was the move 8.Be3 a novelty? It probably was, and it did not work out well.
May-18-10  patzer2: The clever obstruction maneuver 28...Nc1! 29. Qc2 Nb3 forces White to give up the exchange or drop a pawn.
May-18-10  patzer2: I teach Chess to my grandchildren, so forgive me if I point out 40...Rxd6 is possible because the dark square Bishop on f4 is an overworked piece.

Christiansen, I suspect, may have considered this possibility when he played 36...Nd4!

May-21-10  pferd: patzer2: What about 40...Ne2 trying to displace the Bishop from the c1-h6 diagonal (if 41.Bg5 f6 42.Bd2 Rxd6 43.Be3 h6! and the B is toast)
May-25-10  notyetagm: <patzer2: The clever obstruction maneuver 28...Nc1! 29. Qc2 Nb3 forces White to give up the exchange or drop a pawn.>

Very nice.

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