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Dmitry Gurevich vs Lev Alburt
It (matches) (1989), USA
Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10)  ·  0-1

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Jan-10-04  Taidanii: 34. Rfxc4 was horrible he loses material AND helps black strengthen the pawn structure. Someone clarify the choice here.
Jan-10-04  bilikidder: OK, look carefully at the position that arises after 33…Nc4. By making this move, Black has launched two attacks. His N is threatening the white Q and the black Q is threatening Rf4. Rf4 is defended only by the Qd2 and not by pawn g3 (do you see why?). White is stuck with a problem because his Q cannot defend the R because the black N is guarding e3 as well. The Q cannot go to d4 either (do you see why?). White does not want to lose his Q or his R for free. So the best move in this bad situation for White is to play 34. RfxN, removing the N that is attacking his Q (because he would have lost his R anyway).

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