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Magesh Chandran Panchanathan vs Eugen Varshavsky
World Open (2006), Philadelphia USA, rd 9, Jul-04
Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General (C60)  ·  1-0


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Aug-09-06  aazqua: Oh no. Not Varshavsky again. Hmm. Give up a pawn so that you can destroy your own pawn structure, give your opponent a solid passed pawn and then move your pieces back and forth until he can capitalize with a fiendishly simple one move combination. Time for doughnuts!
Aug-09-06  samikd: LOL. Amazing what (the absence of) a hat can do
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  tpstar: The Cozio Defense often leads to a Strong Point line where Black plays ... Ng6 and avoids trading ... ed/cd. Notice 4 ... a6 5. Bc4 (over the standard 5. Ba4) which scores well for White Opening Explorer . But Black's Queenside set-up here (Na5/Bb7/c6) is so clunky it loses a Pawn outright (13. b4 Nc4 14. Nxc4 bxc4 15. Qxc4). Compare this tactic to Vasiukov vs B Benediktsson, 1968 (tpstar-ayrton) where White also won the Pc4 with the better middlegame. Speaking of winning a Pawn:

tpstar-Marcelo (QueenAlice 8/16/06) [Fritz 7]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nge7 4. 0-0 a6 5. Bc4 [last book move] h6 6. d4 Nxd4? [6 ... ed!? 7. Nxd4 Nxd4 8. Qxd4 Nc6 ]

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7. Bxf7+! Kxf7 [Decoy to f7] 8. Nxe5+ Kg8 9. Qxd4 Qe8 10. Qc4+ (speaking of winning a Pawn) Kh7 11. Qxc7 Rg8 [11 ... Nc6 12. Bf4 b5 13. Nxc6 dxc6 ] 12. Nc4 Nc6 13. Nb6 Rb8 14. Nc3 Qe6? [14 ... Bc5 ] 15. Nxc8 (speaking of winning a piece) Bc5 16. Nb6 Bd6 17. Qxd7 Qxd7 18. Nxd7 and White won (1-0).

Aug-18-06  aw1988: It's incredible what people play in correspondence just to end up in textbooks.
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  tpstar: White to Play and Win after 27 ... Bc8.

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