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Alexey Shirov vs Jan Rode Pedersen
European Club Cup (2013), Rhodes GRE, rd 2, Oct-21
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Variation (E15)  ·  1-0



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Oct-22-13  sorch: Wonderful 10.e5!, in a practically equal position. Any other continuations, like Ng4 or Ng8 lose Ra8.
Oct-25-13  PhilFeeley: How could a 2200 player play this badly?
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  perfidious: <Phil> obviously has not seen a few of my games......
Oct-25-13  DrGridlock: Following CG's Opening Explorer, 6 ... Be7 was black's opening novelty. In previous games, this position had been reached 106 times, and 104 times Black replied 6 ... exd5 (taking the game down Benoni-like lines).

While I don't think anyone else will follow Pedersen's opening innovation, Be7 doesn't lose immediately, but only if black follows up on move 7 with exd5. If you've got to make that capture on move 7, you might as well make it on move 6.

Note to self: "In these Benoni-like openings, the capture on d5 is not optional. Otherwise the pawn on e6 turns into jello."

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