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Levon Aronian vs Peter Svidler
Tal Memorial (2009), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Nov-05
Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Nov-05-09  arnaud1959: One week ago those two played the same grunfeld against each other. They seem to be happy with it.
Nov-05-09  DUS: The computer was suggesting 16. e4 instead of 16. Qb5 played in the game. Does anyone know whether 16. e4 is better? Thanks in advance.
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  Marmot PFL: < DUS>16 e4? Bxe4 i don't see what white would have for the pawn.

<arnaud1959> Svidler seems to play the Grunfeld as much as anyone. It is a good choice if you can keep up with the theory of the cd5 and Qb3 systems. Bg5 and Bf4 are not bad either but not so demanding.

Nov-05-09  gere: With 16) e4, Bxe4 white take undefense black pawn in c4 or the b5 one after.
Nov-05-09  DUS: <Marmot PFL>, <gere>, Sorry, I have confused. In fact that suggestion of computer was the move 13 d5.
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  Eyal: <In fact that suggestion of computer was the move 13 d5.>

Svidler himself said that he feared this move, as well as 13.Ng5 Bd5 14.e4 Bb7 15.Bxc4, where after 15...cxd4 16.cxd4 Nf6 White has "huge advantage" ( - after 17.Qb3, I suppose (but 16...h6 might be better for Black in this line).

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