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Michael Adams vs Nigel Short
London Chess Classic (2009), London ENG, rd 5, Dec-13
Spanish Game: Open. Bernstein Variation (C80)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Dec-13-09  Ulhumbrus: An alternative to 26...Qf5 is 26...f5! giving White an unwelcome choice. Either White allows the B on e4 to be fortified or else White removes the e5 pawn by exf6 and opens the h2-d6 diagonal leading to White's King. White's protected passed e5 pawn seems useless.
Dec-14-09  Notagm: I'm not sure that opening the h2-d6 diagonal would have been of any great value to black, given a) White has a black squared bishop to defend the diagonal; and b) the limited material on the board would have made it near impossible for black to have mounted a serious attack on white's king.
Dec-15-09  Defiler: dark squared bishop
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