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Sipke Ernst vs Richard Rapport
Tata Steel Group B (2013), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-14
Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A56)  ·  0-1


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Jan-17-13  Shams: Black could not be more blithe in parting with his (structurally vital!) d6 pawn, but his faith in his piece activity proves correct. Here's hoping Rapport sticks with the Benoni for a while: these positions are fantastic.
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  Robed.Bishop: Were I in a more argumentative mood, I might argue that "blithe" is not the word you were looking for, as I'm certain he didn't part with the pawn light-heartedly or without due consideration.

But I'm not in such a mood and your point is well taken.

Jan-17-13  Shams: <Robed.Bishop> You're right of course, there is much hard work behind the pawn offer. I think it makes a particular impression on me since I'm a structure-first player, and would be loath to part with the pawn on d6 which looks like the finger in the dike holding back White's center.

Anyone know where we left theory here?

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  Robed.Bishop: I'm not sure that I would describe myself as a "structure first" player, but I agree wholeheartedly with your thought, and I doubt I'd have the anatomical fortitude to allow the d6 pawn go.
Jul-21-13  Nezhmetdinov: T d pawn sac is astonishing, Looking forward to see the "son born of my tears" coming out against 1.d4 at Biel.
Dec-31-13  kontoleon: where is the reson from the sac on move 27?
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