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Eric Prie vs Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga
World Senior 50+ (2017), Acqui Terme ITA, rd 4, Nov-10
Indian Game: General (A45)  ·  0-1

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Dec-01-18  Honey Blend: I was thinking of 26. ... e5 , followed by ... ♘c7 and ...♘e6 to try to hit the c-pawn and get some activity for the ♕ but seems to be too slow compared to the text.

Also, why not 27. ... ♖b2 immediately?

Dec-01-18  Walter Glattke: 26.-a4? 27.Bc4 /26.-e5
Dec-01-18  ChessHigherCat: I figured it was 26...a4 because 27. b4 Nxb4 looks devastating with the doubled rooks on the b-file, the passed pawn on the a-file and the eventual threat of Qxc5+ but I didn't see the follow-up after 27 bxa4 in the game line
Dec-01-18  Walter Glattke: I see now the damage by 26.-a4, one could play 27.Kb2 Rxb3+ 28.Nxb3 Rxb3+ 29.Ka2 Nc3+ 30.Ka1 Rxa3+ 31.Kb2 Ra2+ 32.Kxc3 Rxc2+ 33.Kxc2 Qxc5+ 34.Kb2 e5, and black will win by this.
Dec-01-18  schachfuchs: Longtime I haven't heared anything of Granda Zuniga!? Oh I see, this was a Senior Championship and Granda even won it! Congrats! ;-)

I prefered 26...a4 27.b4 Rxb4 over 27....Nxb4 because it's hard to protect the Bd3 and also control the passed pawn a4. Nevertheless 27.b4 was a bit better defense.

Dec-01-18  stacase: 26...a4 was rather obvious

28.Nc4 Didn't make any sense. Did White want to lose the c5 Pawn?

29...e5 Yeah, let's get the Bishop in on the party - what fun!

30.a6 My brother [RIP] said, "Never attack a piece that going to move."

30...Rb3 And move it did - If I were White I wouldn't have wanted to play that one out either.

Dec-01-18  malt: Would have gone for 26...e5
(26...a4 27.b4 )
Dec-01-18  patzer2: The line putting up the most resistance appears to be 26...a4 27. b4 Rxb4! 28. axb4 Nxb4 29. Qb1 a3! 30. Nc4 a2 31. Qa1 Nxd3+ 32. Rxd3 Rb1+ 33. Qxb1 axb1=Q+ 34. Kxb1 Qxc5 -+ (-3.23 @ 23 ply, Stockfish 9).
Dec-01-18
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  agb2002: The natural move is 26... a5:

A) 27.bxa4 Rb2

A.1) 28.Qxb2 Qxc5+ 29.B(N)c4 (29.Qc2 Qxa3+ 30.Qb2 Qxb2#) 29... Rxb2 followed by Qxf2 looks very good for Black.

A.2) 28.Qc4 e5 with the threat Nb4 looks winning for Black.

B) 27.b4 Rxb4 28.axb4 (28.Ne4 Rb3 wins a pawn with a much better position) 28... Nxb4

B.1) 29.Qb1 a3

B.1.a) 30.Nc4 a2 31.Qa1 Nxd3+ 32.Rxd3 Rb1+ looks very good for Black. For example, 33.Qxb1 axb1=Q+ 34.Kxb1 Qxc5 - + [q+b+2p vs 2R+N].

B.1.b) 30.Bc4 a2 31.Qa1 (31.Bxa2 Qa3+ 32.Qb2 Nxa2+ and mate next) 31... Qa3+ 32.Qb2 a1=Q(R)#.

B.1.c) 30.Nb3 a2 31.Qa1 (31.Qb2 Nxd3+ 32.Rxd3 Rxb3 33.Qxb3 a1=Q+ wins) 31... Qa3+ 32.Kd2 (32.Qb2 a1=Q+ 33.Nxa1 Nxd3+ 34.Rxd3 Qxb2+ wins.

B.2) 29.Qc3 Na2+ 30.Kc2 Nxc3 wins decisive material.

B.3) 29.Qc4 e5 30.Qe4 Na2+ 31.Kc2 Bb3+ 32.Kb1(2) Bd5+ wins decisive material.

C) 27.Bc4 axb3

C.1) 28.Bxb3 Qxa3+ 29.Qb2 (29.Kb1 Rxb3+ wins a lot of material) 29... Rxb3 30.Nxb3 (30.Qxa3 Rxa3 - + [b+p]) 30... Rxb3 31.Qxa3 Rxa3 - + [b+n+p vs R].

C.2) 28.Nxb3 Qxa3+ as above.

Dec-01-18
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  drollere: i went for
26. .. a4
27. b4 Rxb4
28. axb4 Nxb4
29. Qb1 e5
30. Bc4 Qxc5

27. bxa4 does not look at all helpful for white.

Dec-01-18
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  Breunor: In playing the game I thought 15 Bxg3 looked natural, glad to see the computer likes to also giving a 1.21 score. It seems natural since you get 2 pawns back for the bishop, expose the king, and can take advantage of the open h file which can use your queen and took

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