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Alexey Shirov vs Alexey Dreev
Russian Team Championship (2013), Loo RUS, rd 6, Apr-12
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Variation (B12)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-12-13  MountainMatt: Sweet tactics Mr. Shirov!
Apr-13-13  xanadu: Why 11...Nxg6? I would play 11...hxg6 helping to blockade the White`s initiative in the center.
Apr-13-13  The17thPawn: <xanadu> - Have to say I like your eleventh move as well. Slows the kingside initiative and opens the h-file to blast away at white h-pawn. Besides black doesn't always castle in the caro-kann so it has a certain consistency.
Apr-13-13  xanadu: I agree. I think 11...hxg6 was played before, have to check.
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  Hesam7: 11...hg6? 12 Nf3 Nc8 (forced otherwise with e5 defended, White can play dc5) 13 Be3 cd4 14 cd4

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Now compare with the position in the game after 14 h4

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White has an extra tempo (Be3) while Black has lost two (Qb6 & Be7).

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  Hesam7: Dreev missed a great chance, 18...g4! promised a large advantage:

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The Knight and the h4-Pawn are under attack so 19 Ng5 e5! 20 Be3 (20 de5? g3!) 20...Bg5 21 hg5 (21 Bg5? O-O 22 Bg6 hg6 23 Qg4 Nd4 ) 21...g3 22 fg3 e4

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(A) 23 Bf1 O-O 24 Bg2 Rf7 25 Qb3 Qb3 26 ab3 Nge7 27 Bh3 (covering f5) 27...Rf3

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(B) 23 Be4 de4 24 d5 Qc7 25 dc6 Qg3 26 Kh1 bc6 27 Bg1 O-O 28 Re4 Qg5

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  harrylime: Gotta say <Hesam7> you are right ..

My gut feeling playing thru this just now was that Black did'nt do anything wrong up to the 18th move .. and so something must be on .. 18... g4 is a nice shot.

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