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Joel Lautier vs Viktor Antonovich Bologan
Enghien-les-Bains FRA (2001), It, rd 3, Apr-13
Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10)  ·  1-0
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Sep-18-17
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  plang: With 8 Nd2 White was patiently preparing e4 - in response Black offered a pawn sacrifice with 10..b5!?. After the game Lautier thought that he should have played 13 cxb. 15..g6? was a serious positional error weakening the dark squares; better would have been 15..Bg4 16 Re1..Qd7 with equality. 16..Qd7 preventing h3 looks like it would have been an improvement. The counterplay obtained with 26..a4?! was not very promising; perhaps 26..Nd7 was a better continuation. The final error was 34..Nxe6?; better was 34..exd 35 Nxd4..Nf6 36 Qf4..Nxe6 37 Qxf6..Bxd4 38 Rxc8..Bxf6 39 Rxe8+..Kf7 40 Rc8 when White should win.
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