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David Bronstein vs Vladimir Bagirov
URS-ch sf (1983), Minsk
Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15)  ·  1-0

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Mar-14-19  Straclonoor: Bagirov mentioned in 'Chess (Riga)' that 20....Bh3 goes to win or serious advantage. Yes, advantage, but not serious.

Analysis by Stockfish 080219 64 POPCNT:

∓ (-1.44): 20...Bh3 21.Bxh3 Rfe8+ 22.Kf1 Qxc6 23.Kg1 Qxa4 24.b3 Qb5 25.Bf1 Qb6 26.Re1 Nc5 27.Rxe8+ Rxe8 28.Qd1 Qa5 29.Qc2 Rd8 30.Kg2 Bf8 31.Qc4 Qd2 32.Qe2 Qc3 33.Qc4 Ne4 34.Qxc3 dxc3 35.Be3 Bc5 36.Kf3 Nd2+ 37.Bxd2 Rxd2 38.Bxa6

Mar-14-19  FairyPromotion: <Straclonoor: Bagirov mentioned in 'Chess (Riga)' that 20....Bh3 goes to win or serious advantage. Yes, advantage, but not serious.>

Straclonoor, thanks for sharing this Bh3 idea. Though, I won't agree with you that it is not serious. In engine evaluations usually ~1.4 advantage in early middlegame means winning advantage. Furthermore, this is the position at the end of the variation given:


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My engine evaluates this with -4.89, where it plays 38...c2 (with the idea of Rd1), and after 39. Be2 (or 39. Rc1) 39... Ba3 wins at least a rook.

There probably are improvements for both sides down the road, but black seems to have the upperhand in all the variations I've looked at.

Mar-15-19  Straclonoor: <There probably are improvements for both sides down the road> Sure. I'll check position after 20.Bf2 later in deep analysis.
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