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Victor Bologan vs Michael Adams
New York PCA-op (1994), New York, NY USA, rd 9, Jun-??
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  0-1

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May-22-05  parkisch: What is black's move after 24.Bc2. The threat to the black queen and 24...Qf6 looks a bit tricky to reconcile.
Jul-13-05  hayton3: 24. Bc2 Bf5! paralysing the white camp. If exchanges result black has the winning endgame. If queens stay on the king goes to h7 and black grinds out the win with his material advantage.
Dec-17-13  davide2013: I'm not using an engine, so maybe I'm just writing a silly comment, but to me seems that white needed to play 14.Bc2, because the D3 square is of utmost importance.
Dec-17-13  davide2013: Another general point I consider a mistake is Bologan starting to attack before finishing the development and putting the king in a safe place. It seems Bologan violated these two major ideas, and paid the price right away.
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  transpose: I played "guess the move" using this game and was impressed with Adams 15...Nf4 (I would have played Nxf2+), 17...g6 (I would have played ...Rd8), 19...Nxf2 (I feared 22 Rxg6 but Black is fine after 22 Kh8), 22..Qe2 (I would have played the losing ..Bf5) and of course I missed black's ... Bf5 followup to 24 Bc2. My lack of foresight here was both positional (missing Nf4) but mostly tactical. The latter can be said for Bologan, whose g5 seems premature when Bc2 was called for.

Adams is known for his positional play, but he calmly attacked here due to his superior tactical skills--he always figured he could defend against White's (premature) attack.

Apr-07-18  sakredkow: That's quite the knight's tour starting with 12...Nd7.

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