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Samuel Shankland vs Yaroslav Zherebukh
US Championship (2018), St Louis, MO USA, rd 9, Apr-27
Queen's Gambit Declined: Barmen Variation (D37)  ·  1-0


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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Shankland sneaks into first! After 18...f5?; 19.f3, Black had a choice of dropping a pawn or dropping a piece and chose to sacrifice the Bishop for two pawns. White had grind out a long win with a rather decent display of technique. Not easy, but he managed to keep enough of his own pawns on the board.
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  Penguincw: 19.f3. What a nice move. Vacating f2 for the knight to try to pick off the trapped bishop.

At that point, it was just a matter of making precise moves and getting the win. Shankland slipped a bit by playing 44.Ne5 instead of 44.Nb4 (heading to d5 and picking up d4; 44...d3 45.Nxd3 due to pin), but got the win in the end.

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