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Joel Benjamin vs Mark Ginsburg
New York (1981), New York, NY USA
Sicilian Defense: Four Knights Variation (B45)  ·  0-1

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Nov-21-05
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  nezhmet: Jon Tisdall (now a GM) had shown me this weird opening (early Qb6). It looks suspect and black was certainly under pressure for a while, but at the end of the first time control white went wrong. Black's unopposed queen was too much to handle in the 2nd session.

The entire line faded from popularity when it was discovered white should leave his N on c4 and play B to d3 immediately.

Nov-21-05  aw1988: The queen is always a problem piece for me in the Sveshnikov. Here, it doesn't look great at all, but of course I am not Benjamin.

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