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Alexander Shabalov vs Alexander Onischuk
US Chess Championship (2013), St Louis, MO USA, rd 4, May-06
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04)  ·  0-1
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May-06-13
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  SteinitzLives: Wow! Talk about some frightening looking black pawns from move 28 to the end.

Shaba gamely attacks, but the black pawn phalanx is so strong Onischuk can afford to blunt the attack by saccing his Q for the white R and B ending the attack, but leaving his K out in the open. Shaba uses his Q checks to extend the game for 25 moves.

It was pleasing to see the black K finally avoid the checks by heading over to the mighty pawns.

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