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Viswanathan Anand vs Vladimir Fedoseev
Tata Steel Masters (2019), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-13
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Variation (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jan-13-19
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  Sargon: Black has an isolated pawn and White has more space.

Is that enough to fiddle with for White?

Jan-13-19
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  whiteshark: <25. Be5 >


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About equal after a5/h5

Jan-13-19
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  offramp: Knight aitch six mate.
Jan-13-19
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  Sargon: Ne2 seems reasonable for White, and then start improving his rooks?
Jan-13-19
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  Sargon: White's Bishop seems relatively strong where it's posted...
Jan-13-19  Ulhumbrus: White's b pawn may become a weapon in the middle game while Black's h pawn may become a weapon in the endgame. In the endgame White's bishop may be better than a knight against the passed h pawn while in the middlegame it controls b8 and c7. All this suggests that White has the better of it.
Jan-13-19
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  Sargon: Maybe Nc3 for White, putting pressure on Black's a pawn and potentially creating a passed pawn on that side for himself?
Jan-13-19
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  ChessHigherCat: If 29. Nc3 Nb5 30. Nxb5 cxb5 is all pretty much forced, I think
Jan-13-19  Atking: And pretty good as c5 is a passed pawn.
Jan-13-19  Ulhumbrus: One interesting idea is 35 a4 Na6 36 Nc3 followed by the sacrifice 37 Nb5
Jan-13-19
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  Penguincw: 11...Nc3. And wow, that knight managed to survive all the way to move 28.

Per the chess24 engine, position after 13...Qd7 is equal. 14.Qxa8 would've been an interesting move, giving up the queen for 2 rooks, but the knight on c3 escapes, and black ends up better.

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