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Arkadij Naiditsch vs Jan Smeets
Corus Group B (2006), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 12, Jan-28
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn Variation (B97)  ·  1-0


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  patzer2: White makes a sacrifice offer with
14. Bf4!?, which appears to give Black equality if he accepts it. However, Black must defend carefully to survive.

Black chooses to decline and seems to be holding the position until he makes a defensive error with 21...Be5? Necessary was 21...Bf4 . White punishes the mistake with 22. Rxh6!! to score the full point.

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  bystander: 11. ♕h3. Maybe 11.♗e2 b5 12.♗f6x ♗f6x 13.e5 ♗b7 instead? Qh3/Nd4 with pressure on e6 did not work out for white in the game.
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  bystander: 13..♘fg4. Why not put some pressure on e4? 13..b5 14.fe6x fe6x 15.♗e2 b4 16.♘b1 ♘e4x 17.♗e7x ♕e7x. I am not sure if white has enough compensation for the pawn.
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  bystander: <Feb-27-06 patzer2: White makes a sacrifice offer with 14. Bf4!?, which appears to give Black equality if he accepts it. However, Black must defend carefully to survive.> Things get very complicated if black accept the sacrifice. After some tries, my sillicon monster prefers this main line 15..♘d1x 16.♕g7x ♘c3 17.♔h8x+ ♔d7 18.bc3x ♕c3x 19.fe6x fe6x 20. ♗e5x de5x 21.♘b3 ♗a3+ with more or less equal play. It is very hard to judge if this line is preferable above the line in the game.
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  bystander: 17..0-0. An alternative: 17..♘d1x 18.♖fd1 h5 19.h3 g5 with a completely different game, but white still has an advantage.
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  bystander: {20...Bh2x). 20...♖f4 and 21...♗e5 looks better to me. Black does not open the h-file, he can contest the f-file more effectively, g7 is better secured and after Bd7, the other rook can defend the black kingside.
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