|Mar-08-14|| ||Gilmoy: My first thought was: <7..Bd6> stops e5, but <8.g4> threatens g5 kicking the Nf6 out. So maybe Black decides to remove the Nc3, hence <8..Bb4>. But then ... he doesn't.|
The <inscrutable GM pawn thrust 12..e5 13.dxe5 d4?!> and ensuing Q sortie works out really badly for Black. <17.Nf5> exits I-Caro-Kann onto Ruy Boulevard, and White is cruisin':
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Nf5, half-open g, Q-sees-g, d, development lead, and Black's Q hangs. And he got that with tempo and without sacking. So ... he "sacks" the N twice, an R, and his Bf1 by <never moving it>, and still outraces. Egad.