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Timur Gareyev vs Samuel Sevian
US Championship (2015), St Louis, MO USA, rd 8, Apr-09
Trompowsky Attack: Poisoned Pawn Variation (A45)  ·  1-0


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  thegoodanarchist: What is going on here? I don't understand this game at all, after move 10 or so
Apr-09-15  Everett: Long live Julian Hodgson!
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  Gilmoy: Well, it's a Trompowsky Poisoned Pawn, which morphs into a Pirc/Modern vs. Four-Pawn Attack, which pushes <20.f5> to blow up the fianchetto. Black gives up his Q for tempi to steal 3 pieces back, and <28..Rxf3> because it was under attack anyways. Alas, White saw that coming, and he gave the 3 pieces to get a shooting gallery.

At the end, Black is actually <up the poisoned pawn>. But he played the game at QR+QN+QB odds. Where <did> all those tempi go ...

Apr-09-15  Nerwal: 3... ♕b6 4. ♘c3 ♕xb2 is very risky and hard to play for Black. It is assessed as ok in some sources but it is probably more reasonable to play 3... ♘e4 or even slower moves like 3... d6 or 3... g6.
Apr-09-15  dehanne: Black made too many useless Queen moves.
Apr-10-15  Imran Iskandar: Absolute madness from the start.
Apr-10-15  kellmano: Strange decision from Sevian to give Gareev the kind of position we seems to revel in. A heck of an attack, Gareev looked like he was enjoying it in the video coverage - Must have been great fun from his perspective.
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  whiteshark: 18+28+38 neglecting development
Apr-11-15  Everett: Inviting d4-d5 and grabbing the b-pawn is a terrible combo on face.
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  morfishine: Sevian tries to water down White's sparkling attack, but ends up getting bottled up


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  fredthebear: Timur Gareyev won the 2018 U.S. Open and is the blindfold world record holder. He's a swell fellow to be around on top of that!

Nov-03-18  Saniyat24: The poisoned Sevian...!
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