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Igor Margulis vs Eric Schiller
Dolan Memorial (2001), San Francisco CA, rd 5, Oct-20
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Botvinnik-Carls Defense (B12)  ·  0-1


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Jun-16-05  PaulLovric: nice one eric, like the gambit on 3...c5 after 3 e5, which can be tedious also loved your book, "fischers most instructional games" 2004-5?
Jun-17-05  Shams: white was much better until the criminal 17.b4? giving black tons more play than he deserves. the h-pawn was the one to push.
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  Gypsy: 17.h4 b6 still looks decent for Black (IMKO).
Jun-17-05  ranchogrande: good job <Eric > the mate is not difficult - but forced and effective. Are you still working on this variation of C.K. ?
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  Eric Schiller: <rancho> This variation is definitely still in my repertoire, but I've been flying the Pterodactyl (...g6, ...Bg7, ...c5, ...Qa5) for the past few years, not so many Caro-Kann games. But the Caro, Scandinavian (Qd6) and Dragon are all in use. I can't stick to one flavor of opening all the time :-)
Jun-17-05  Shams: <Eric Schiller> <I've been flying the Pterodactyl (...g6, ...Bg7, ...c5, ...Qa5) for the past few years> is that part of the Modern Defense? You have any games to show us?
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  Eric Schiller: <shams>: It is really more of a Sicilian, but the ECO system is badly designed and can't handle highly transpositional openings.

Some Pterodactyls:
M Khachiyan vs E Schiller, 2005
Sakaev vs E Schiller, 2002
P Jaracz vs E Schiller, 2002
I Starostits vs E Schiller, 2004

Jun-17-05  SnoopDogg: Yes Shams also see GM Wojtkiewicz games for this variation. That's who taught me it.
Jun-17-05  Shams: it certainly looks irritating from the white side. I like Khachiyan's treatment (and not just because he won), Be3, Ne2, and f3. taking on c5 leads to more decisive games for both colors, according to the db-- but I'm not one to wreck my q-side pawns just to get the advantage of the dark-squared bishop.

thanks Eric.

Aug-07-05  Bogdanel: <Eric Schiller> Fantastic end!How many moves before did you calculated the outcome? I would say you must have seen it from move 31 at least!Now in post-game analysis some could argue that is a somewhat forced-linear variation, but at the board, during the game, you must be really gutsy to play like that!That's a game that proves inventive play can arise from any opening
Jan-17-06  itz2000: amazing !!!!!!!
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  Eric Schiller: <bogdanel>I don't recall how I worked it out, but I was confident I'd have enough for the queen. It was certainly one of my most thrilling games.
Jan-17-06  Jim Bartle: Another example where the combination looks so obvious...after you've been shown the solution, that is.
Jan-18-06  who: After 6...Nge7 I'd play 7.f4!? where the center is strongly controlled.

17.b4? was certainly a blunder. Also, either on move 20 or 21 N4xc6 should have been played. The open diagonals should have indicated that the white squared bishop was going to be a monster.

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