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Alexander Beliavsky vs Maurice Ashley
National Open (2001), Las Vegas USA, rd 3, Mar-10
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15)  ·  1-0
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Feb-08-07
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  patzer2: patzer2: This game demonstrates how simple straight forward development and Queenside expansion might overwhelm an early 11...f5 or 12...f5 in this line.
Feb-08-07
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  patzer2: The final 41. Nd7!! initiates a neat final pinning combination.

After 41. Nd7!! Be7 (41... Ne7 42. Bxe7 Bxe7 43. Nb6) 42. Bxe7! Nxe7 43. Ne5! the pinned Black Knight must fall.

Feb-08-07  Chicago Chess Man: Can someone tell me why black played 18 ... Kf7 versus 18 ... Rf7 ??
Feb-08-07
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  whiteshark: <<patzer2:> This game demonstrates how simple straight forward development and Queenside expansion might overwhelm an early 11...f5 or 12...f5 in this line.> That's nonsense !
Feb-08-07
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  patzer2: <Whiteshark> Why the <nonsense> comment? Did you actually play through the game? As compared to White's awkward development in S Atalik vs E Berg, 2006, Beliavsky's development is straight forward and overwhelms Black on the Queenside after the early 11...f5 in this game.

That's not to say that Black can't find improvements or that the line for White is forcing and decisive. However, it does suggest to me that 11...f4 or 12...f5 in this line poses no insurmountable obstacle to White in obtaining a good (dare I say superior) game after this move.

Feb-08-07
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  patzer2: <Can someone tell me why black played 18 ... Kf7 versus 18 ... Rf7 ??> My guess is he was trying to prepare ...Rg8 and ...h6 ...g5 for Kinside expansion, but quickly gave up on it in the face of White's aggressive Queenside play.
Feb-10-07  classF: Correspondence World Champion Horst Rittner played the apparent improvement 14...Bd6

V Palciauskas vs H Rittner, 2003

Feb-10-07  m1ch4lek: <<Can someone tell me why black played 18 ... Kf7 versus 18 ... Rf7 ??> My guess is he was trying to prepare ...Rg8 and ...h6 ...g5 for Kinside expansion, but quickly gave up on it in the face of White's aggressive Queenside play.> its simply a e6 pawn defance, isnt it?
Mar-01-07
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  kutztown46: 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 b6 4 g3 Ba6 5 b3 Bb4+ 6 Bd2 Be7 7 Bg2 c6 8 Bc3 d5 9 Ne5 Nfd7 10 Nxd7 Nxd7 11 Nd2 f5 12 O-O O-O

The move order is slightly different, but we have now reached the position of interest.

13 Rc1 Rc8 (alternatives rated slightly better by Fritz 9 are 13...Ba3 (.01/12) and 13...Qe8 (.02/12)) 14 Bb2 b5

At 14-ply, Fritz 9 favors 14...Bb7 (0.02) or 14...Qe8 (0.05) to 14...b5 (0.10). With 14...Bb7, play might continue 15 e3 c5 16 Qe2 Bf6 17 Rfd1, and now at 13-ply: = (0.08) 17...Qe7 18 h3 a6 19 a3 Qf7 20 b4 Bc6 21 Re1 dxc4. This doesn't look too bad for black, in my opinion. However, it is curious to me in this line that a seemingly aggressive move like ...f5 is followed by a series of seemingly defensive moves.

15 c5 b4 16 Nf3 Bb5 (best choice - 0.10 at 19-ply - overnight analysis) 17 Qd2 a5 18 Qe3 Kf7

Fritz 9 prefers 18...Rf6 (0.09 at 16-ply) to 18...Kf7 (0.45 at 16-ply). However, with 18...Rf6, play could continue 19 Ra1 Qc7 20 a3 Re8 21 axb4 axb4 22 Qd2 and now a 17-ply analysis by Fritz 9 shows nothing better for black than 22...f4 (0.46).

19 Ra1 (Fritz 9 prefers a4, a3 or h3 slightly) Bf6 20 a3 bxa3 (Fritz 9 does not like this move, but black is in a precarious situation, anyway. Fritz 9's suggested move is 20...Re8 (0.61 at 13-ply).

Summary: This game does not refute 12...f5 but it does call into question the subsequent ...b5 and ...b4. With 12...b5, black's position gets gradually worse, even without obvious errors afterward. If black instead plays 14...Bb7, a roughly even game results.

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