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Tim Reilly vs Puchen Wang
114th New Zealand Ch (2007), Wanganui, New Zealand, rd 6, Jan-07
Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto Variation (A58)  ·  0-1
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May-26-07  Trimagna: 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 Bxa6 followed by Black fianchettoing the f8 bishop. (Black players leery of the double fianchetto system, where White plays g3 and b3, and fianchettos both bishops, have preferred 5...g6 intending 6.b3 Bg7 7.Bb2 Nxa6! The point is that it is awkward for White to meet the threat of ...Nb4, hitting d5 and a2, when Nc3 may often be met by ...Nfxd5 because of the latent pin down the long diagonal.) Black's compensation for the pawn takes several forms. Firstly, White must solve the problem of developing the f1-bishop. After 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 Bxa6 6.Nc3 d6, if White plays 7.e4, then Black will play 7...Bxf1, and after recapturing with the king, White will have to spend time castling artificially with g3 and Kg2, as in the line 7....Bxf1 8.Kxf1 g6 9.g3 Bg7 10.Kg2. If White avoids this by fianchettoing the bishop, it will be in a rather passive position, being blocked by White's own pawn on d5.
Dec-04-07  TheNige: Those remarks are straight out of the book by Raetsky and Chetverik and/or from Konikowski. Are you one of these people? If not, you should probably acknowledge that the quotes are not your own.
Dec-04-07  Tenderfoot: haha, Busted! It's cool, man, I still think you're smart, I don't even own a book to copy from.
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