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Miguel Illescas Cordoba vs Viswanathan Anand
Linares (1994), Linares ESP, rd 7, Mar-04
Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange Variation (B13)  ·  0-1



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Mar-26-06  yunis: the knight well fall!
Mar-25-07  triangulation: yup! the knight will go bye bye.
Sep-21-07  miguel12: I am trying to understand some moves in this game...especially 34...d4 Can anyone explain the reason behind this move. Is it to tie down the d3 rook, or because 'passed pawns must be pushed'? White responds with exf6 which just undoubles vishy's pawns...I dont get it.
Mar-17-10  PhilomathBret: OK I'm responding a long time later so you'll probably never see this, but the main point of 34...d4 seems to be to keep the white knight from going to d4. I saw the opening for this game in an openings book of mine and I am trying to understand the point of 16...Rfe8. I couldn't really figure out by analyzing on Rybka. It would be great if somebody could explain.
Mar-17-10  HSOL: About 16.- Rfe8. Is there a better move which doesn't alter the position irreversibly?

It improves the position slightly of the black piece with worst position. Rfe8 does decrease the future risk of Nd7 forking the two rooks. It does reinforce the e6 pawn and increases the possibility of being able to play the e5 break (which could be good in some variations). It does give the king the f8 square to flee to. And it does increase the scope of the king's rook. It does although decrease the number of defenders of f7, but black could reinforce it again with Re7.

Mar-21-10  PhilomathBret: Thanks for the great answer! The main thing I was trying to figure out was why he didn't just play 16...Rfc8, which he did a few moves later, anyways.

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