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Vugar Gashimov vs Teimour Radjabov
Tata Steel (2012), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 11, Jan-27
Sicilian Defense: Four Knights. Exchange Variation (B45)  ·  0-1


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  Marmot PFL: Not too often that black wins with this line, at top level. Radjabov likes to go his own way though. 12. ef6 en passant looks like the way to play for white, with threats of f5, maybe Qh5+ if gf6.

At least he didn't play it out until 54 Rxf5+ exf5 55 e6 Nf2 mate.

Jan-27-12  fisayo123: I don't understand the pawn sac.
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  Marmot PFL: <fisayo123> I think by playing c4-c5 white prevents black from playing dxe5, followed by c5 and Bb7. Not sure it's worth a pawn though.
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  Penguincw: Radjabov correctly avoiding the stalemate traps.
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