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Alexey Shirov vs Viswanathan Anand
Corus Group A (2001), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 10, Jan-25
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Apr-12-15
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  Honza Cervenka: 37.b3! fixing black QS Pawns looks much stronger than text, as now 37...Rc2 is met easily with 38.Rd2. I guess this position is technically won for white.
Oct-02-16
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  plang: 12..Qc7 was not repeated after this game; 12..Qb6 is now considered the main line. 19..Bd7 was a suggestion as an improvement not falling further behind in development. Seirawan recommended 22..b6 23 Qd2..Bb7 24 Qd6..Re7 when White has the better endgame but Black has at least developed his queenside. 24 Re3 and 25 Rb3 made it difficult for White to activate his queenside majority; 24 a3 and b4 was an alternative.

In addition to 37 b3 mentioned in the above post another alternative was 37 Rd2 followed by b3 and Kg2 consolidating White's advantage. As played Black was able to activate his pieces and achieve the draw.

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