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Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli vs Smbat Gariginovich Lputian
37th Chess Olympiad (2006), Turin ITA, rd 1, May-21
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation General (C16)  ·  0-1


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May-23-06  Raskolnikov: A quite instructive example, I think. It shows the advantage of the black pawn structure:

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The possesion of d4-square is advantageous for white if he could place a ♘ there. Without him black has an easy play. He changes the queens, improves the position of his rook (e.g. on a4 and c8), pushes his queenside pawns. White has to weaken his pawn stucture with ♙a3. Black rook comes to b3. Then comes ♙g5. Thus f4-pawn is weakened and black ♔ has a route g8-g7-g6-f5. It doesn´t last long and white pawn start to fall like ripe fruits.

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  Mateo: <Raskolnikov> Thank you! Very instructive indeed. Until 32...g5, one could think that it would be difficult for Black to break through, but then suddenly White's position collapses. This game should be studied carefully by every player who wants to understand what is strategy at chess. Nobody can understand this with a computer.

Your comment is worthy reading. I would say that we can conclude that White's first mistake was 9.f4 ?!. This is thematic in some variations of the french defence with the same pawn structure. But here this is too slow and gives Black the initiative. Better would have been, I think, 9.Nf3.

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