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Jaan Yukhanovich Ehlvest vs Varuzhan Eduardovich Akobian
US Championship (2009), St. Louis, MO USA, rd 5, May-12
French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05)  ·  0-1


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May-13-09  Riverbeast: At first I thought Ehlvest went 'on tilt' this game, saccing his queen for little compensation....After the obvious 22...f6, it should have been clear to Ehlvest he would be losing

But now that I look more at the position, it seems Ehlvest may have been able to drum up more play with 23 Bb4!

If 23...Qb6 24. Ba3 and black looks more uncomfortable at least

If 23...fxe5 24. Nxb7

May-13-09  WhiteRook48: the French Defense?! I hope these guys have seen Murphy-Endon!
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  shalgo: I discuss this game at my blog:

23.Bb4 was definitely Ehlvest's best chance, although probably still not enough.

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