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Alexei Gubajdullin vs Oleg V Biriukov
It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003), St. Petersburg (Russia), rd 9
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Poisoned Pawn Accepted (B97)  ·  1-0


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Jun-09-05  maoam: Regarding this game, Kasparov has this to say:

<I confess, I'd never heard these names.>

<This game was extensively analysed by Emil Sutovsky, who was quite surprised that such a great contribution to the line that was introduced by Bobby Fischer and analysed by all great players of that time and for the next thirty years was the subject of attention of leading players in the world; the greatest contribution was made by a very little-known player.>

Jun-09-05  Ziggurat: This is a very interesting game; thanks for pointing it out.
Aug-04-06  Kenkaku: To elaborate a bit upon maoam's information, Kasparov calls 17. Rf1 a near-refutation of the heretofore respected Be7 line for black, and the most important theoretical contribution to this line in the past thirty years. As a result, black "must" now continue with the previously less popular (and risky) Qxa2 rather than Be7, leading to incredibly sharp play.
Jul-08-08  Hongkonger: If anybody is interested in the 17. Rf1 line here is a game that I played and won with it in a serious correspondence tournament:

[Site "ICCF"]
[Date "2007.08.16"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Hongkonger"]
[Black "A. N. Other"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd2 Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. f5 Nc6 11. fxe6 fxe6 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. e5 dxe5 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. Ne4 Be7 16. Be2 h5 17. Rf1 f5 18. Rf3 Qxa2 19. Rfb3 fxe4 20. Qc3 O-O 21. Ra1 Bb4 22. Rxb4 Qd5 23. Qg3+ Kh8 24. Qe3 Rf4 25. Rd1 Qa5 26. c3 Qc7 27. Rxe4 Rxe4 28. Qh6+ Kg8 29. Qg6+ Kf8 30. Qf6+ Kg8 31. Rd8+ Qxd8 32. Qxd8+ Kf7 33. Qc7+ Kf6 34. Qxc6 Rxe2+ 35. Kxe2 Rb8 36. Ke3 a5 37. h4 a4 38. Qd6 Ra8 39.Qf8+ 1-0

May-01-09  totoflash: This game should be adequately annotated, at least from 17 Rf1 which represent a "historic" development of Najdorf.
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