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Viktor Laznicka vs A R Saleh Salem
Chess Olympiad (2010), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Sep-21
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Delayed Exchange Variation (D76)  ·  1-0


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  Domdaniel: This isn't a King's Indian: Black's 4...d5 transposes to the (Neo-)Gruenfeld, (Fianchetto System with ...Nxd5), ECO [D74] or possibly [D76].
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  whiteshark: <Domdaniel> This case is not isolated, if you follow the above <find similar games> link.

ceegee should really do a re-classification check of the Kingsindian (if <...d5> within the first six or seven moves it's simply a Grünfeld).

But I'm absolutely unmotivated to do so. :D

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  Domdaniel: Yeah. It's just a gripe that I give vent to every so often. In the words of the late blues-rocker Rory Gallagher, "Call it what you want - I call it messin' with the KID".
Nov-08-12  Abdel Irada: Laznicka finds a challenging resource with 22. Nb4!, posing Black a nasty dilemma.

Given what happened in the game, one would think Black must respond with 22. ...Bxc4, but after 23. Rxd7, Qxd7; 24. Rxc4, White's position is much more active, and his pressure on the queenside is likely to be decisive.

I'm not at all sure there's an adequate way for Black to seek equality at this point, which raises a question: How might he have improved before this point?

Nov-08-12  Cyphelium: <Abdel Irada> To me, your line seems like a clear improvement. I don't see anything decisive after the further 24.- ♖c8. Am I missing something?
Nov-08-12  Abdel Irada: <Cyphelium>: It's hard to answer that. I played out a plausible line following my suggested moves, and although there is nothing concrete or forcing about it, White seemed to retain initiative and pressure on the queenside.

However, the position is by no means immediately lost, and Black may well survive with 24. ...Rc8, despite the pawn structure weaknesses that will arise after White exchanges knights on c6. Certainly, it seems to work out better than the perhaps too-aggressive 24. ...fxe4.

Nov-08-12  Cyphelium: <Abdel Irada> Looking at it again, I actually think you are right. After 22. ♘b4 ♗xc4 23. ♖xd7 ♕xd7 24. ♖xc4 ♖c8 white plays 25. ♘xc6. Then

(A) 25.- bxc6 26. ♖c5 and I don't see how black can avoid losing a pawn.

(B) 25.- ♖xc6 26. ♖xc6 ♕xc6 27. ♕xa7 h6 28. ♕e3 and white has a solid pawn.

(C) 25.- ♖xc6 26. ♖xc6 bxc6 and now I think that 27. ♕b3! settles the issue. 27.- ♕c7 28. exf5 gxf5 29. ♕e6 and again, a pawn will fall.

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