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Alexander Onischuk vs Etienne Bacrot
Karpov Poikovsky (2005), Poikovsky RUS, rd 7, Mar-05
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central Variation. Alekhine System (D20)  ·  0-1


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  patzer2: White's 18. Nf4?! allows Black to win a pawn with advantage using the pin after 18...b6 19. Rcc1 Nxf4 20. Bxf4 e5 21. Be3 c5 22. d5?! (22. a5!? cxd5 24. Bh6 Be6 24. Bxe6 Qxe6 25. axb6 axb6 ).

Instead, White might consider 18.Rfc1!? when play could continue 18...h5 19.Nf4 b6 20.R5c4 h4 21.a5 Rhg8 22.g3 Rg7 23.Nxd5 Nxd5 24.axb6 axb6 25.Bf4 hxg3 26.fxg3 Nxf4 27.Qxf4 Qd6 28.Qe3 with equality.

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