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Alexey Shirov vs Vladimir Akopian
URS-ch Young Masters (1989), Tbilisi (Georgia), rd 9
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Modern Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0



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Mar-14-14  SpiritedReposte: 14. e5! Sacrificing a pawn just for the dark square bishop. Early enough to be home prep I suppose.
Jan-25-23  mrdex: SpiritedReposte if you read his book, he says that his prep finished in 12.b6; there was a game played that year with that position, but he didn't study it! So yeah, kudos to him for that sacrifice!

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