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Roberto Junio Brito Molina vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Gibraltar Masters (2012), La Caleta GIB, rd 1, Jan-24
Modern Defense: Queen Pawn Fianchetto (A40)  ·  0-1



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Jan-24-12  ajile: sup Dutch Defense
Jan-24-12  parisattack: Just what the doctor ordered for Shak - play on both wings as black.
Jan-24-12  ajile: And not just a Dutch but a Leningrad Double Dutch Stonewall. (eventually)


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  kingscrusher: I can't believe one can make so many pawn moves and the opponent can't exploit a thing! Video coming soon on this game!
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  Phony Benoni: I think you can get away with a lot if your opponent moves one knight seven times in the first nineteen moves before trading it off, while the other knight never moves at all. Then there's the rook which recaptures a pawn, scurries back home at the first sight of trouble and never stirs again.

Of course, that's a silly way to look at it. The impression I get was that White was playing tentatively, if not timidly, and was in no state of mind or position to effectively counter Black's aggression.

So it wasn't the pawns. It may not seem that way, but Black made only two more pawn moves than White.

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  kingscrusher: Good points

I have done a video annotation here:

"Instructive Game: It's okay to push pawns if opp. pieces on holiday!"

Nov-27-14  William7: Nice video, kingscrusher. Yes, black seemed to easily get away with those aggressive pawn pushes and dark square weaknesses. I suppose that white needed a boost in piece coordination.

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