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Peter Svidler vs Vadim Zvjaginsev
URS-chJ (1991)
Pirc Defense: General (B07)  ·  1-0


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Jun-11-03  evertoexcel: Wow, I wonder how many times a game has ended with an en passent move. At this point in his career, the pearl was not as cultured.
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  Mateo: Nice handling against the weak pawns. The ballet of the Rook on the 3rd rank is beautiful.

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.dxe5 dxe5 5.Qxd8+ Kxd8 6.Bg5 Be6 7.O-O-O Nd7 8.f4 exf4 9.Nf3 Be7 10.Bxf4 c6 11.Nd4 <11.Ng5> Bb4 12.e5 Bxc3 13.exf6 Bxd4 14.Rxd4 gxf6 15.Bd3 <White has a big compensation for the poor double pawn: better pawn structure, Bishop pair> c5 <the only way to connect the Rooks. 15...Ke7? 16.Bd6> 16.Re4 Ke7 17.Rhe1 Nb6 <to impede 18.Bc4> 18.Bg3 Rad8 19.Rh4 h5 20.Be2 Rd4 21.Rxd4 <weakening even more Black's pawn structure> cxd4 22.Bf2 h4 23.Bxd4 h3 24.g3 Nd7 25.Bf3 b6 26.Re3! <the hidden idea: attack the h3 pawn> Rc8 27.Be2 <the same> Kd6 <unpinning the Bishop> 28.Ra3 Rc7 29.g4 f5 <only move> 30.Rd3 Ke7 <30...Ne5? 31.Rd1 Bd5 ; 30...Nd7 31.Re3 Nd7 32.g5 f4> 31.g5 f4 <only move> 32.Rf3 Kd6 33.Bf1 <33.Rf4 Ba2 34.b3? Bb3> Ne5 34.Rxf4 Bxa2 35.Rf6+ Kd5 36.Bc3 Ng4 37.Rf5+ Ke6 38.Rf4 f5 39.gxf6 1-0

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