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Conor O'Shaughnessy vs Levon Aronian
Yerevan ol (Men) (1996), Yerevan ARM, rd 5, Sep-20
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. General (B22)  ·  0-1


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  Domdaniel: I've played O'Shaughnessy (2 draws, one loss). I haven't played Aronian, though I'd love to have a similar score against him.
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  Domdaniel: Was Aronian playing on the main Armenian (home) team, or was it a 'B' or junior team?
Sep-12-17  Nerwal: Aronian was apparently second reserve board of the B team :
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  Domdaniel: <Nerwal> Thank you.
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  Domdaniel: I see the Irish team vs Armenia B was Baburin, Orr, Brady, O'Shaughnessy.

Let me see ... I have one loss each to Baburin and Orr, one win against Brady, two draws and a loss vs O'Shaughnessy ... 2/6 overall.

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  Fusilli: In this position:

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White played 31.Nc6, but why not 31.fxg6 followed by Nxg6? Hadn't he been working for that with e5, Nxe5 and Qg3? I think he missed a win: 31.fxg6 hxg6 32.Nxg6 Kh7 33.Qh4!

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Now, if 33...Kxg6 34.Bc1 wins, and if 33...Qe2 34.Nf8+ wins the exchange and it looks decisive.

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