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Alex Sherzer vs Andrew Soltis
New York Open (1992), New York, NY USA, Apr-??
Modern Defense: Pterodactyl Variation (A42)  ·  0-1



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Jun-13-06  LivBlockade: White's position looked OK after 19 moves, but it collapsed very quickly. Seems like a very practical game. I'd like to see some analysis of the key turning points.
Oct-17-20  jerseybob: I don't like 7.dxc; when you line up the 3 center pawns, breaking rank with a capture leaves that hole on d4, so 7.Be3/8.Qd2 etc. seems better to me, although this is a well-known line for white. And there's always the gonzo possibility 7..Bxc3+!? to consider. Soltis plays it straight though with 7..dxc and gets a nice game with a gaping hole on d4. So white "attacks", until 20.Ng4?,f5! ends his dreams. Something like 20.b3 or maybe a rook move was better, but white's a pawn down and black will soon turn the tables anyway.
Oct-17-20  jerseybob: Correction, white is NOT a pawn down after 19 moves, but I still like black's game. Stockfish9(not that I always trust that) goes: 20.b3,Rad8 21.Rad1,b6 22.g3,Qe5 23.Qf3,Qf6 24.Qb7,Qe7 25.Qe4,f5 26.Qg2,Rd4 27.Nc2,Rxd1 28.Rxd1,Rd8 29.Rxd8,Qxd8 30.Qb7,Qe7 and I'd take black whether white swaps queens or not. But it's still far from a win.
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  OhioChessFan: <jersey>, agreed on 7. dxc5. I noticed your mistake about the extra Pawn earlier but figured you would correct it.

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