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Bu Xiangzhi vs Levon Aronian
M-Tel Masters (2008), Sofia BUL, rd 4, May-11
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Pin Defense (D12)  ·  1/2-1/2


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May-11-08  minasina: This was live commentary with IM Maksim Notkin in Russian; “translation” (without functioning board): may need instant reload
May-11-08  Stonehenge: Couldn't Bu have played 25.Bxf7 or 27.Bxf7?
May-11-08  Stanley Yee: <Stonehenge: Couldn't Bu have played 25.Bxf7 or 27.Bxf7?> That's a stunning move, 25. Bxf7 is a good sac for 3 pawns, and must surely win. But 27. Bxf7 loses to ... Kxf7 28. Qb7+ Rc7 as the Bishop is pinned.
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  tamar: If 25 Bxf7 Re7 is possible, and White has to lose the pawn back.
May-11-08  JohnBoy: 27.Bxf7 Kxf7 28.Qb7+ Rc7 and the bishop can't take the rook.
May-12-08  guybrush: I don't think 25. Bxf7 can be accepted...too much advantage. How about 25. Bxf7 Re7? Then black's pawns on the a and b files are toast.
May-12-08  guybrush: Sorry I meant white's pawns
May-12-08  minasina: Rybka analysis, some critical points and variations
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