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Jan Timman vs Yasser Seirawan
Lone Pine (1978), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 1, Apr-02
French Defense: Winawer. Petrosian Variation (C16)  ·  0-1



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Aug-25-10  WickedPawn: This is considered by GM Seirawan as one of his best games. He considers 25. Ke2!? as the start of a dubious plan by Timman, expecting 25. Kf3 instead. He puts exclamation marks to 27. ...,Nb6! and white's reply: 28. b3!. Interesting stuff.
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  Everett: 16.f4 doesn't help White, and only serves to take the f4 square away from a white N.

30..Nxg3 takes advantage of the overloaded knights to improve Black's position.

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  HeMateMe: 18 year old Yaz, just starting to flex his muscles.
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Jan-17-15  Conrad93: 4...Qd7!?

What an odd move.

Jan-17-15  Howard: In the 1978 Lone Pine event (won by Larsen), there were two prizes given in each round for the best games played.

This game was one of the two co-winners for that round. It was also Seirawan's first victory over a world-class grandmaster.

Apr-08-20  MarianoFreyre: No. The big mistake is the plan with f5, strong positionally move, but tsvtically doesnt work cuz d3. Black become so active.

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