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Douglas Root vs Jeremy Silman
California (1990), 03
Indian Game: Knights Variation. General (A46)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Sep-07-11  qqdos: This game is a c3-Colle System (D05) and part of a match between these 2 players. According to <David Rudel> (of Zuke fame): Doug Root was at the time "perhaps the strongest perennial c3-Colle player in the world". Rudel, in his latest book, suggests that Silman delivered the death knell to the then critical main lines in the Colle with 10...h6! as played in the above game. The key for Black is keeping his Bishop on c5 instead of bothering to protect the e5-square with 10...Bd6 - then the most common move. The White threat is e4-e5 unmasking the c2-Bishop. 10...h6! was intended to prevent any Greek gift surprises - Bxh7+!
Dec-01-11  DrDave: Compare Silman's own comments about this line:
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