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Ana Margarida Ferreira vs Miyanda Mweetwa
Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Sep-21
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1-0



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  Nightsurfer: It is interesting to note that the try to improve Black's play in the <3. ... Bg4>-variant of the Philidor Defense by countering 6.Bc4 ... with 6. ... Qf6!? as <Ms Miyanda Mweetwa> has preferred to play here (instead of copying 6. ... Nf6 that Black has tried out on the occasion of Morphy's famous "Night at the Opera" Paris 1858, please compare Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858, and during a crazy replay 150 years later at Hamburg, Germany in 2008, please check out R Gralla vs S Stojanovic, 2008), has been tested 35 years before this very match here, that very encounter during the Chess Olympiad (Women) 2010 in Russia, namely during the Championship of the Elmshorn Chess Club 1975/75 in Elmshorn, Germany, please compare R Gralla vs H Kroeger, 1975, and the outcome was the same back in 1975 and now in 2010: ZERO points for Black!
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  Nightsurfer: After 8.0-0 ... , <Ms Miyanda Mweetwa> has pushed her B-Company from b7 to b6 (8. ... b6), whereas 35 years before this very match here when the same position has been put on the board in Elmshorn, Germany during the Championship of the Elmshorn Chess Club 1975/75, Black has tried out 8. ... Bb6 back then, please compare R Gralla vs H Kroeger, 1975 , but that didn't help Black either, Black had to resign 9 moves (!) later ...
Jan-08-11  Llawdogg: I guess the suggestion of 6 ... Qf6 doesn't really help much. Fischer was right: 3 ... Bg4 is just a bad move. It appears to lose in all variations.
Jan-08-11  BLarsen1967: <Llawdogg> That may be... - But there are still many pretty unexplored lines in this variation. Black might want to keep his bishop pair,therefore not playing main line 4..Bxf3,but,say 4..Qe7 (a move associated with the legendary Blackburne) leading to,perhaps 5.Qd5 Nc6 6.exd6 Qxd6 7.Qxd6 Bxd6 8.c3 O-O-O 9.Be2 Nf6 10.Ng5 Bxe2 11.Kxe2 Rd7 - it seems playable for Black

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