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Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Chess Olympiad (2018), Batumi GEO, rd 9, Oct-03
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack Anti-English (B90)  ·  1-0
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Dec-15-18  modustollens: Why did Nisipeanu decide to play the Fischer-Sozin while giving black an extra tempo to play h6? Does this hurt black somehow in some sort of line?
Jan-12-19  qqdos: <modustollens> there is an interesting analysis of this game/opening at pages 66-7 of Chess Informant 138 by Milos Perunovic. Perhaps the pawn on h6 is a target for White and not an advantageous extra tempo for Black. After 11.Be3 was Maxime tempting Nisi with 11...Nc6 to go for the full Velimirovic by 12.Qe2 Qc7 13.0-0-0 0-0 when 14.h4 could well be worth pursuing.
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