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Pascal Vandevoort vs Gennadi Sosonko
Brussels Zonal (1993), Brussels BEL, rd 3, Apr-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense (D38)  ·  0-1



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May-18-05  dac1990: Why resign, when only going to be down the exchange?
May-18-05  Kangaroo: 16. Rxd5 Qxc1 leads to being a rook behind.

16. Bxd5 Rxd5. 17. Rxd5 Qxc1+ means a Boshop/Knight behind.

In both cases White is to lose.

May-18-05  Milo: 15.d5!!!!!!!
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  fredthebear: 15.d5?

It pays to bring the queen out early?! Oh yes, it certainly does -- if you understand when and when not to! Timing is more important than completing development?!

"The Winning Way: The How What and Why of Opening Strategems" (Fireside Chess Library) by Bruce Pandolfini is an easy book of traps/blunders that shows how to use the queen in the opening. EVERY miniature in the book involves the queen!

Of course, one must be highly proficient at TACTICS to take advantage of the ever changing positions. Here's a convenient list to scan over frequently until one can easily recall the next puzzle and it's solution:

It takes plenty of regular practice to hit the bullseye every time. It's not enough to know about tactics. One must quickly recognize tactical possibilities on the chessboard move after move for both attack and defense. Knowledge is one thing; rapid pattern recognition is the goal.

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  fredthebear: 15.g3 w/a gain of time gives White a slight edge.

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