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Timothy Taylor vs Alexander Shabalov
HB Global Chess Challenge (2005), Minneapolis, MN USA, rd 3, May-19
Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03)  ·  0-1
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Nov-03-05  Koster: Shabalov makes it look easy. Give Taylor credit for attacking his higher rated opponent but black was in complete control.
Apr-17-06  Lightupmyknife: Notice that the position after White's 8th resembles a Closed Sicilian, but with White's bishop somewhat misplaced at e2, rather than
g2. Altho the game ended quickly, I'd
rather not be any more censorious
than that, since maybe Larsen has
played positions similar to this.
Nov-23-06  midknightblue: this game is nicely annotated by Tim Taylor in his book on the Bird's. He says 7. Nf3 is wrong because after 7...e6 and 8...Ne7, white is left with a misplaced Knight. Furthermore, he says that ideally, white wants c3 in plays, blunting the fianchettoed bishop. Thus better was 7. e4 with c3 to come in the near future. he then reports 11.Bd1 is dubious and refers to Alekhine who says that putting a minor on the back rank is only correct in dire cases. He says 11. NxN is better
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