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Boris Gulko vs Nigel Short
Immopar Rapid (1990) (rapid), Paris FRA, May-19
Dutch Defense: Classical Variation (A92)  ·  0-1



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Sep-14-04  jmcd2002: Yikes! Gulko gets owned in this one. By move 15, black looks to have all of the initiative, and then Short finds a nifty combination to win the exchange and then trade off pieces, until the c-file is clear for the final penetration. White is completely unable to generate counterplay. Where did he go so drastically wrong?
Feb-14-07  notyetagm: Just look at the activity of the Black minor pieces!

Position after 17 ... ♘b4! 18 ♕b1:

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Black's piece activity is -so- great that he now wins an exchange by force:

18 ... ♗x♗f1 <removes guard of d3> 19 ♖x♗f1 <deflection from d3> ♗x♘b2 <removes guard of d3> 20 ♕x♗b2 <decoy to b2> ♘d3 <fork>

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Wasn't Immopar 1990 a rapid tournament?

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