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Vlastimil Hort vs Ortvin Sarapu
"A Vlast Right-Wing Conspiracy" (game of the day Jan-07-2019)
Olympiad Qualifying Group 6 (1974), Nice FRA, rd 1, Jun-07
Benoni Defense: Czech Benoni Defense (A56)  ·  1-0


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Jan-07-19  ajile: Isn't 9..Nf6 just simpler and better?

: / (sad face for a Benoni loss)

Jan-07-19  ajile: R Grau vs M Czerniak, 1939
Jan-07-19  Gouvaneur: Surely, 9...Nd7 looks very risky. 9...Nf6 seems stronger, but 10.f4 asks very uncomfortable questions to Black. For instance 10...fxe4 11.fxe5 dxe5 looks inferior, giving White a strong protected passer on d5. 10...exf4 11.Nxf4 or 11.exf5 Bxf5 12.Nxf4 looks very risky as well with the hole on e6. And 10...Nd7 to keep the tension allows 11.exf5 upon which White might threatens h3 (->g4). 10.f4 Nd7 11.exf5 Nb6 (like the game) 12.fxe5 seems to lose a clean pawn for Black.

I think, Black went astray before already. 5...Be7 looks wrong strategically. 5...g6 in KID-style seems to be more precise. 7...Ne8 and 8...f5 seems premature due to the game continuation. The whole plan seems stronger with a kingside fianchetto. Maybe 7...Nbd7 with the idea of playing Re8, Nf8-Ng6 makes more sense. But even then, White plays f4-f5 and gets a serious space advantage on the kingside, which he can slowly improve with h3-g4-g5 etc. Still, maybe it was stronger to allow that to hope that White's kingside attack will provide weaknesses to counterattack on.

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  offramp: Well done, <thegoldenband>. Two of your puns chosen in three weeks!
Jan-07-19  Saniyat24: that is a very good game and a very good pun indeed...!
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  PawnSac: < ajile: Isn't 9..Nf6 just simpler and better? R Grau vs M Czerniak, 1939 >

..Nf6 is a move. I prefer ..fxe4
The point is to open the F file. Black wants to use this half open file for his own purposes. But as is seen in the game, delaying the capture gives white an initiative. It would be different if black was able to recapture the pawn (exf5) immediately, but white has the g4 play available. If black plays ..fxe4 white must push h3 first to support g4 .

So the candidate moves are ..fxe4 ..Nf6 or ..Nd7?!

If we had time to run engine analysis we might find improvements

Jan-07-19  dumbgai: Black threw away all of his kingside pawns for an attack that never came. Then he spent the rest of the game unsuccessfully trying to catch up to white’s material lead.
Jan-08-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. + / = (0.28): 8...Nd7 9.0-0 Nc7 10.Qd3T Bg5 11.f4 Bf6 12.Be3 Rb8 13.Bf3 exf4 14.gxf4 Re8 15.Bf2 a6 16.a4 Bh4 17.Rad1 h6 18.Bg3 Qe7 19.a5 Bf6 20.Ra1 Ra8

2. + / = (0.28): 8...Nc7 9.0-0 Nd7 10.Qd3T

Jan-08-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. = (0.23): 7...h6 8.Nge2 Na6 9.0-0 Nc7 10.b3 Rb8 11.Qd3 Re8 12.f4 exf4 13.Bxf4 Ng4 14.h3 Ne5 15.Bxe5 dxe5 16.Qf3 f6 17.a4 a5 18.Rad1 Bd6 19.g4 b6 20.Ng3 Qe7 21.Nf5 Bxf5 22.Qxf5

2. + / = (0.28): 7...a6 8.a4 Bg4 9.Nge2 a5 10.0-0 Na6 11.h3 Bh5 12.Be3 h6 13.Qd2 Bg6 14.f3 Nb4 15.Nb5 Qd7 16.h4 Bh7 17.Nec3 Nh5 18.Bf2 Nf6 19.Na2 Rfe8 20.Nxb4 axb4

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