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Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov vs Aleksander Wojtkiewicz
Poland (1992), Wisla
Benoni Defense: Taimanov Variation (A67)  ·  1-0


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Jun-04-04  refutor: 12.Kd2?! is an utterly fantastic move in this position. the "normal" move is 12.g3 but this is an interesting alternative
Jun-08-04  themindset: what about 14...Rf2+?! leads to unclear positions with lots of complications.
Sep-02-05  SneechLatke: It's hard to figure out where Wojtkiewicz went wrong in this game. 8...Nbd7 was of course fine (black even has a better record in lines starting with this move), so I am lead to believe that 14...Bxd7 is a mistake. Somehow, it seems that this cannot be either, since it's hard to find a reasonable alternative. Did Aleksandrov refute this line of the Benoni, or is there some place black could have improved which I am overlooking?
Nov-01-06  sandmanbrig: The error lay in 15 ... Rad8 sneechlatke. 15 ... Rf2+ is really black's only chance if black wishes to have any chance.
Sep-15-07  dabearsrock1010: isnt Nfd7 the main line when blocking the check
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  Sneaky: Yes 8...Nfd7 is the mainline. I read in a particularly poor opening manual a simplistic comment: "Because 8...Nbd7?! loses a piece to 9.e5." However it's quite a can of worms.

12.Kd2 is amazing. I'd like to look at it more, it would be a real surprise weapon against people who have memorized complicated openings.

Dec-13-07  grasser: 15...Bxc3+
16.Kxc3 Qb4+
17.Kc2 Qe4+
18.Qd3 Qxg2+
19.Bd2 Qxh1
20.Be6+ Kg7
21.Bd5 Qxh2
22.Nf3 Qh3
23.Bxb7 Rab8
24.Bc3+ Nf6
25.Be4 Rb6 and Black has material parity
Dec-13-07  grasser: 15...Bxc3+
16.bxc3 Rf2+
17.Ne2 Rd8
18.Qb3+ Rf7
19.Ba3 Rxd7+
20.Kc1 Qg5+ followed by ...Qxg2
has to offer Black some compensation.
Jul-13-12  shakman: Another game J Ivanov vs I Cheparinov, 2004 where Rf2 was played a move earlier
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