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John Fedorowicz vs John L Watson
CalChess/Mechanic's College (1995), San Francisco, CA USA
Indian Game: Barczay Indian (A50)  ·  0-1


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Jun-13-07  darook: I suspect the final score is wrong. Black is the winner here, so it should be 0-1.
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  fredthebear: I'm a fan of both players (who are no longer competitively active on a regular basis). John L Watson is renowned for his thorough opening texts and assists other IMs and GMs in their preparation. Jolly GM John Fedorowicz is a terrific tactician and lively lecturer at national (USA) chess tournaments. He once played a 9 hour match for the Brits against the Russians!
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  fredthebear: After 23.NxNe2, Black will win the exchange with 23...Ba4.

Strategically, it can be very productive to give away a pawn if you can seize control of the newly opened line for extended piece activity. It seems White was planning to double rooks on the half-open b-file, penetrate and put pressure on the 7th rank and the backward d6 pawn. However, this pathway doesn't hold up tactically at the moment. White would have liked to have played 21.Qc2 but his h-pawn would fall leaving White minus two pawns. There does not seem to be a clear way to trap the Black queen, so the exchanges occur with a sting in the tail.

How'd I do, John?

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