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Anna Ushenina vs Peter Svidler
World Cup (2013) (rapid), Tromso NOR, rd 1, Aug-13
Benoni Defense: Classical Variation. Czerniak Defense Tal Line (A77)  ·  0-1



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Aug-13-13  polonius: Monumental chess brilliance ! Monumental !
Aug-13-13  csmath: I am somewhat surprised how well prepared Anna is. This is an old opening and yet she plays it all through theoretical line. I need database to get through it but she does it so nice in rapid game.

This girl knows her stuff well.

Nevertheless Peter played active defence preety good.

38. Bb8 Ng5?
[blunder by Svidler yet again!]

39. Rf1? [blunder back, Rc4 was winning, at least a piece] Kh7

40. Qh1? Nh3!

41. Kh3? missing mate in 2. Game over.

This is of course very hard to play/calculate precisely since the position is so wildly open.

Clearly Anna played well up to very end but then got confused and Peter was lucky.

Aug-13-13  superstoned: The position after 28.Rf2 looks suspiciously familiar, like right out of CT-Art.


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  perfidious: R Garcia vs Szabo, 1964 continued 17.Qd2 Rb7 and only then 18.g4, but Szabo played the odd-looking plan 19....Ng7.

The line with 9....Re8 was often seen in the early days of the Modern Benoni, but declined in popularity after the 1960s. Later, 9....a6 10.a4 Bg4 became very common.

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