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Lev Polugaevsky vs Gregory Kaidanov
PCA Qualifiers (1993), Groningen NED, rd 1, Dec-19
Reti Opening: General (A09)  ·  0-1



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Feb-10-07  Vollmer: By move 5 we see a Slav Exchange Var . I don't think this is what White has in mind when playing 2.c4 . To avoid this perhaps White can play 3.b3 and transpose to a Larsen's Opening setup . I think it is good to keep the Black player out of his comfortable Slav lines , but then again , I am just a 1600 or so player .
Feb-10-07  Vollmer: Follow up : 1.Nc3-d5 2.c4-c6 3.b3!?-Nf6 4.Bb2-Bf5 5.d3-Nbd7 6.Nbd2-e6 . Here the computer and i prefer different lines : CM 9000 prefers 7.Nh4-Bb4 8.a3-Bxd2+ which leads to the White Bishops vs. the Black Knights in what could become a partly closed center ; I prefer 7.a3-Bg6 8.e3-Bd6 9.b4-c5 10.cxd5-exd5 11.bxc5 and White is better in a position I understand better than the 7.Nh4 line mentioned above .

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from SmyslovTheSlayer's Chess Tactics of the Day by SmyslovTheSlayer
Round 1 (December 19)
from PCA Qualifiers Groningen 1993 by Chessdreamer
By move 5 we see a Slav Exchange Variation
from A09 Reti: Gambit [Black] by chess.master by Sergio X Garcia
English Reti X
by Sergio X Garcia

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