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Alexey Shirov vs Judit Polgar
Hoogovens Blitz (1998) (blitz), Wijk aan Zee NED, Jan-19
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Aug-01-04  who: Can someone please explain why not 3 ...Nxe4?
Aug-01-04
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  Sneaky: My guess is that score is mixed up and Shirov really played Nc3 before e4 like any sane person would.
Sep-28-07  Fysh: 3...Nxe4 grabs a pawn, but it may not be that simple.

I once played 3.e4 by accident in a game. My opponent took the pawn, and somehow I gained a tempo and got a good attack going against black's castled king. [Just for the record I have to say I'm not a great player - nor was my opponent]

Also consider that by playing 3...Nxe4 you are throwing all your preparation out of the window. Do you really want to do that, when actually you like the positions you get in the normal lines?

Jul-11-09  ColonelFearguson: I agree with Sneaky about e4. I guess another transposition is with moves 8 and 9 of White. It should have been 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 Nh5.
Aug-29-09  WhiteRook48: 3...Nxe4 allows too much of an attack
also consider after 3...Nxe4 white can play 4 Bd3 with extra tempo
Nov-05-10  swr: Shirov might have prepared some trap for 3...Nxe4, plus in a blitz game you hardly want to go out of book that early and lose precious time.

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