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Luke McShane vs Gawain Jones
London Chess Classic (2012), London ENG, rd 6, Dec-07
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Botvinnik System Reversed (A37)  ·  1-0


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Dec-07-12  DummyPawn: No love for the all-England game? The other games in the round all have kibitzing!
Dec-08-12  Ulhumbrus: 11...d5! gains an advantage is space and perhaps the better of the position

Instead of 17...f5?! which exposes Black's game to White's queen's bishop on the h2-b8 diagonal, 17...Nf5! may gain some advantage eg 18 Nxc6 Bxc4 19 dxc4 Nxe3 20 Qxd8 Rb8xd8

After 21...Qxb8 in return for the exchange Black has the bishop pair, a pawn, and white's e pawn is isolated. This suggests that if other things are equal, White has little or no advantage.

Instead of 23...Qe5, 23...Bh6 prepares the check ...Be3+ which supports the pawn advance ...f4 which clears the square f5 for the manoeuvre ..Ne7-f5-d4.

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  HeMateMe: I guess the kibitzers thought this one was the J-Vee game.
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  luzhin: Fine game by Mcshane. Howewever he could have wrapped it up with 35.Re6 Qg5 36.Na2!! blocking the feared Qc1+. Can't blame him for missing that 36th move, though--very hard to find for a non-silicon entity.
Dec-09-12  Ulhumbrus: <luzhin: Fine game by Mcshane. Howewever he could have wrapped it up with 35.Re6 Qg5 36.Na2!! blocking the feared Qc1+. > What happens after 36...Qd2?
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  luzhin: What happens after 36...Qd2 is that white carries out his threat of 37.Rxf6. Then if 37...Qd1+ 38.Bf1 Be4+ 39.Kg1 Qd4+ 40.Rf2 and Black can resign.
Dec-10-12  Ulhumbrus: <luzhin> Thx.
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