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Jeremy Silman vs Cyrus Lakdawala
Southern (1989)
Modern Defense: Averbakh System. Kotov Variation (A42)  ·  1-0


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Dec-02-03  Alchemist: This is like the King's Indian gone horribly wrong. White keeps his king in the center and black's kingside advance actually leaves the white peices with a firm grip there, and all the while they still dominate the queenside as well.

Come to think of it, if you have the white peices, and the center is solid, what would be the disadvantages of keeping the king in the center?

This game certainly helps me see the advantages, although black did blunder a bit with his attack, not leaving any targets.

Mar-24-07  Far1ey: Disadvantage of keeping king in center is that the h rook is completely out of play.
Dec-28-08  Emma: What an odd game.
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  DanLanglois: At 19. Rf1

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White appears to have no edge.

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  FSR: Silman considers this his best game.

<DanLanglois> Silman considers his position winning by that point, although he notes that computers consider the position about even. You can play over the game, with Silman's comments, at the link I gave above.

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