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Michael Adams vs Ivan Sokolov
Sarajevo (1999), Sarajevo BIH, rd 3, May-19
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Keres Attack (B81)  ·  1-0



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Apr-27-09  notyetagm: 12 ?

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12 ♘d4-f3!

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Game Collection: DO NOT LET YOUR OPPONENT HAVE STRONG PIECES! 12 Nd4-f3! seeks to trade the strong central Black e5-knight

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  plang: 8..g5 securing the e5 square is a modern idea that is also often seen in the Najdorf. 12 Nf3 challenging the knight that could no longer be supported with ..Nfd7 was new; 12 f4 had been played previously. 15..gxh 16 Rxh4..Nxe5?! 17 Nxe4..Bxh4 would have been very dangerous for Black after either 18 Nd6+ or 18 g5. Adams was critical of 21..Rd8? recommending 21..Nf8 with the idea of ..Ng3 and ..Nf4. A better defense would have been 24..Bb5 25 Bb6..Qb4 26 Bxb5..Qxb5 27 Bxd8..Bxd8 28 Qe4..Nd7 29 c4..Qc5 30 f3 though White would have still had a solid advantage.

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12 Nd4-f3! seeks to trade the strong central Black e5-knight

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