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Joshua Waitzkin vs Alexander Shabalov
22nd World Open (1994), Philadelphia, PA USA
Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian Variation (B02)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Mar-20-05  RonB52734: Why not 16 ...Nxc2?
Mar-20-05  TheParadigm: 16...Nxc2 17. Qb3+ d4 18. Qxc2 loses black a piece with no compensation.
Mar-20-05  jesterco12: 16...Nxc2 17. Qc3+ Nd4 keeps the material, but after 18. Nxd4 cd 19. Qxd4+, white's got all sorts of open lines to the black king and it would get ugly, so black was probably smarter not playing 16...Nxc2
Mar-21-05  thesonicvision: see chessmaster: 10th edition for
josh's commentary on this game.
it seems that shabalov's "legend"
psyched josh out of a winning
Mar-21-05  RonB52734: I see it now, thanks!
Dec-25-05  Rocafella: Correct was 32.Bc1+ which is winning for white. Josh does indeed say that a GM playing this unusual type of chess made him uncertain and not trust himself. I hope he gets back into play soon, what a player he is!
Jul-20-07  flightsquare: 32 bc1+ - thats not even playable....

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