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Vladimir Kovacevic vs Vlastimil Jansa
Amsterdam IBM-B (1973), Amsterdam NED, rd 4, Jul-20
Gruenfeld Defense: Three Knights Variation. Petrosian System (D91)  ·  0-1

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Oct-20-11  Shams: After <10.g3>:

"Just like you, I might consider various moves which at first sight seem logical, e.g. 10...Nc6 11.e3 Re8, but what to play after 12. Be2<?> Or, 1O...c5 11. dxc5 d4 12. Ne4 followed by 13. Bg2. Nobody can be satisfied with the passive move 10...c6 because the two bishops prompt the strategic feeling that one should open the position and not block it!

The correct decision can only be made, however, after you find and fully appreciate the strength of the inconspicuous­ looking 10....Re8! which, being the only appropriate move, leaves you with a feeling of full satisfaction.

Only 10...Re8 harmoniously fulfills all the preconditions necessary to carry out a favourable opening of the position after 11. e3 c5! 12. dxc5 d4 or 11. Bg2 Nc6! 12. e3 Nxd4 or 12. 0-0 Nxd4 13. Nfxd5 c6 14. Nf4 Bg4 (which occurred in the game) with a clear advantage to Black."

--Vlastimil Jansa, _Dynamics of Chess Strategy_

Dec-14-12  JIRKA KADLEC: 8.Nh3?! (8.Qd2;8.Nf3 =) 10.g3?! (10.e3) 10...Re8! 13.Nfxd5?! ( 13.Bxd5!? c6 14.e3 ; 13.e3?! Ne6 14.Nfxd5 c6 15.Nf4 Nxf4 16.gxf4 Bf5 17.Qb3 Qb6 18.Na4 Qxb3 19.axb3 Bf8! 0:1 (32) Furman - Savon USSR-ch 1969) 18.a3?! (18.Rb1 Rad8 19.b4) 21.Qa4? (21.Rc1 Nf5 22.Qe1! Bd4+ 23.Kh1 Qh6 24.Ne2 Ne3 25.Nxd4 Nxf1 26.Qxf1 Rxd4) 21...h5! (21...Ne2+! 22.Nxe2 Qe3+ 23.Kh1 Bxa1 24.Nf4 Be5 ) 23...Qd2 (23...Bxh3 24.Bxh3 hxg3 25.Bg2 Nc2! 26.Qxc2 Rd2)

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