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Wesley So vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Tata Steel (2018), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-13
Sicilian Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation. Main Line (B29)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Marmot PFL: This is supposed to be a dubious gambit, but white probably feared some preparation and did not play 8 Qxd5.
Jan-13-18  Kapmigs: The suki did not buy, in other words
Jan-13-18  karlmarx2000: kapmigs who?
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  iking: tough Mamed ...
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  MKD: What could be Black's most aggressive response to White playing 8.Qd5?
Jan-14-18  Pulo y Gata: Qb6 i suppose
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  FSR: Weird that So avoided the main line (8.Qxd5). F Rhine vs D Sprenkle, 1981.
Mar-14-18  qqdos: <FSR> Perhaps Mamedyarov had an improvement for Black up his sleeve. Why else would he embark down the main line? He must have known about your brilliant move from 1981, which broke so many hearts, waiting for him there.
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