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Luke McShane vs Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno
5th Lausanne Young Masters (2004), Lausanne SUI, rd 1, Sep-15
Russian Game: Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42)  ·  1-0
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Sep-24-04
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  patzer2: The deflection combination 31. b4! wins a pawn, which, along with a clear positional advantage, appears to give white a winning advantage.

Perhaps 23...Re7 with the idea of doubling rooks on the e-file to help prepare the center break would have worked better for Black than trying to immediately force the issue with 23...c5.

Dec-17-04
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  beenthere240: White's 13. Bh4 seems to be an improvement over Spassky's Bd2 which rapidly wound up as adraw after Black castles kingside. Here Black makes weakening pawn moves and soon ends up with an exposed king and a strangled positition. <patzer2> is probably right, the best chances lay in resisting any further pawn moves -- although an eventual c4 from white was always going to be unpleasant.
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