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Francisco Vallejo Pons vs Conrad Holt
38th World Open (2010), King of Prussia USA, rd 6, Jul-04
French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Variation (C03)  ·  1-0


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  whiteshark: Prove all things. Holt fast that which is good.
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  Jimfromprovidence: The position at move 29 for white would make for at least a Thursday level puzzle.

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The LA Times used this game for it's Sunday puzzle yesterday. It's exceptional play by white.

Aug-10-18  saturn2: <Jim> I had the idea of the game but also some different moves in the following

29. Nce4 dxe4 30. Nxe4 Kf8 31. Qd6+ Kg7 32. Nf6 Qh4 33. g3 Qh6 34. Nxg8 Kxg8 35. Rxc6 bxc6 36. Qxb8 Qf8

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  ChessHigherCat: Thanks, <Jim>, great game. I saw the potential of the knight sac but missed the correct follow-up.
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  wtpy: Nice game. Excellent concluding combination. Didn't understand 8..Bf8 and thought Bb6 was best alternative.
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  ChessHigherCat: <wtpy> According to StockFish, 8. Bf8 is even but Bg6 gives white the advantage, presumably because it forces black to trade the DSB for a knight:

1) +0.50 (20 ply) 9.Nf3 Ne7 10.Nbd4 Bxd4 11.Qxd4 Qc7 12.Bf4 etc.

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