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Ray Robson vs Alexander Ivanov
US Championship (Group A) (2011), St Louis, MO USA, rd 7, Apr-21
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation (C67)  ·  1-0



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Apr-22-11  wordfunph: 1-0, zugzwang coming up..
Apr-22-11  Bobsterman3000: Would 27...c5 be viable as an alternative?

It could have prevented the queenside zugzwang later, at least.

Apr-26-11  Xeroxx: nice.
Dec-15-12  Shams: <Would 27...c5 be viable as an alternative?>

Seems like Black would lose a vital tempo in the race for the center: 28.Kf2 Kf5 29.Ke3 Ke6 30.Ke4 and White's dominance of the center looks like a winning trump.

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