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Cyrus Lakdawala vs Varuzhan Eduardovich Akobian
SCCF State Ch (2001), Los Angeles USA, rd 7, Jul-21
Horwitz Defense: General (A40)  ·  1-0


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  Wyatt Gwyon: Pretty impressive scalp for the Colle.
Jul-25-13  qqdos: This game is analysed at some length in Lakdawala's recent book on The Colle, page 143. He casts doubt on 23...Be4? and describes his own star move 25.b4!! as "the grandmother of all zwischenzugs" leaving "Black hanging on for dear life"!
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  Wyatt Gwyon: <qqdos> I've been meaning to take a look at Lakdawala's book. Do you recommend it?
Jul-27-13  qqdos: <WG> I'm still dipping into the book, but Cyrus is obviously a great Colle enthusiast and his style is a trifle jokey. I like his examples and in brief I would recommend it.
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  Wyatt Gwyon: I enjoy his writing a lot. Capablanca Move by Move is one of my very favorite chess books of all time.
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  Wyatt Gwyon: Ended up buying Cyrus's Colle book. I'd definitely recommend it as well.
Mar-04-15  rollingrook5: Wow, the tactics are relentless in this one. The Colle's not my thing personally, but I'd say any MBM book by this dude is worth the money. I have his Modern and Alekhine books and both are extremely thorough and thick enough to stop a bullet.
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  plang: <thick enough to stop a bullet.>

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  fredthebear: Now this is some kind of shootin' here! White's rook and bishop are hanging and his knight is loose, so he plays 25.b4!! and comes out a piece to the good. 36.Rxe6! hits the mark too.
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