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Wesley So vs Bart van der Zwet
Bunratty Masters (2015), Bunratty IRL, rd 1, Feb-20
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls Variation (A18)  ·  1-0


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Feb-21-15  Papagambit: What an exquisite retreating tactical shot featuring our old friend Zug!
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  Gilmoy: <6..c5> might already be wrong: a weekender playing the <what> without understanding the <why>. <8.e5 11.Be4> exacerbates congestion.

<14..f5> becomes a <right-of-refusal> offer gone bad. White simply sees deeper, and the capture-chain produces an unshakable bind on open d.

Feb-23-15  raviarun: Why is the retreat a zugzwang? The threat is 29.Nd6+. If 28...Kg8, then 29.Nd6 Rd8 30.Ne7+, winning the bishop.
Feb-23-15  Tomlinsky: A smell similar to that when opening a packet of dry roasted peanuts must have engulfed the players after 14...f5.
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  OhioChessFan: Don't Zwet It.
Feb-24-15  roni.chessman: <raviarun: Why is the retreat a zugzwang? The threat is 29.Nd6+. If 28...Kg8, then 29.Nd6 Rd8 30.Ne7+, winning the bishop.>

It would seem that <OhioChessFan> has a point.

Zugzwang: A situation in a chess game in which a player is forced to make an undesirable or disadvantageous move.

All of black's moves are bunk.

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