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Viswanathan Anand vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Your Next Move (Rapid) (2018), Leuven BEL, rd 1, Jun-12
Sicilian Defense: Nimzowitsch. Closed Variation (B29)  ·  0-1


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  An Englishman: Good Evening: We donít often see 2...Nf6 at this level. Bit of a shame given the sort of chess that might result.
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  perfidious: While I am not by any means au courant with all this, the play herein looks to be very much a sideline, whereas Nimzo's main line has some long strings of theory, so far as I recall. Believe there was a Spassky-Ciric game from 1962 or so featuring some sparkling tactics from the hand of the future world titleholder.
Jun-15-18  siggemannen: What happens after something like: 8.Ne5?
Jun-15-18  WorstPlayerEver: 8. Ne5 g6
Jun-15-18  siggemannen: Then Qf3
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  HeMateMe: quite an endgame from Mammy, giving up the piece for the pawns. A lot of calculating for a rapids game.
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  ChessHigherCat: <siegemannen: Then Qc7.

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SF thinks it's good for black:

1) -1.15 (20 ply) 8. Ne5 g6 9. Qf3 Qc7 10.Qf7+ Kd8 11.Nxd7 Kxd7 12.O-O Nc6 13.d3 Ne5 14.Qf4 Bg7 15.Qh4 Raf8 16.Ne2 Nc6 17.c3 Qb6 18.Qh3 Rf5 19.f4 d4 20.g4 Rff8 21.Kg2

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