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Evgeny Bareev vs Jan Timman
Sarajevo (1999), Sarajevo BIH, rd 7, May-24
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27)  ·  1-0

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Mar-22-12
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  plang: One of the ideas behind 7 Bb3 is to discourage 7..b5!?; Timman, as usual, plays the most challenging line. 10..Nxe4?! is considered to be too risky due to 11 Nxe4..Bxe4 12 Bg5 followed by Re1. Today 10..Be7 is considered the best move but it wasn't introduced until Ponomariov played it in 2001. Bareev identified 15..Ne4? as an error recommending 15..h6 instead. 18..Nxe5 19 Nxe5..Qxe5 20 Qh5 would have been winning for White. Bareev missed 19 Qf3!..Rd7 20 Nd6+..Bxd6 21 exd winning; instead Bareev played 19 Qh5? apparently overlooking Timman's 21..Qa5. Black could have maintained a small edge with 36..Kb6 37 h5..a5; after 36..f5 the position was equal. 39..Rd7 40 Rc7+ would have maintained the balance; instead after the blunder 39..Kb8? Timman lost on the spot.

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