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Vlastimil Hort vs Arturo Pomar Salamanca
Hoogovens (1972), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 10, Jan-22
Caro-Kann Defense: Breyer Variation (B10)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: Black is too causual about the safety of his King and spends precious tempos on Q-side activity before his King is secure.

As a result he is quickly overrun.

<9... Ne5> is better, for example: <10. Qg3> Ng6 11. Kh1 Bd6 12. f4 e5 13. f5 Nf4

Black should develop his King bishop, but instead believes he has time for <b5> and perhaps <e5>.

<13...e5> is no better, 13...e5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. Bxb5+ Nfd7 16. Qg3 with great pressure.

<20.Ra7!> is a pretty move which collapes Black's position.

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  GrahamClayton: <Chessical>Black is too causual about the safety of his King and spends precious tempos on Q-side activity before his King is secure.

I agree totally with you. Opening the Q-side up with 11..b5 when the King is still in the centre of the board is very unwise. The open position only helps the White pieces gain good positions.

The final position is instructive - Black underdeveloped, king still stuck in the centre and the pinned knight on d7 attacked by four developed White pieces.

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