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Alexander G Beliavsky vs Jan Timman
Belfort World Cup (1988), Belfort FRA, rd 2, Jun-15
Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack. Dragon Formation (B09)  ·  0-1



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Jul-01-06  monad: Was this game played BEFORE or AFTER Sax versus Seirawan in the same year?

It seems that Timman has come up with some amazing innovations over the years and I wonder if it was him who thought of 8...fxe6 (rather than the customary 8...BxB) or Seirawan.

Remember the Estrin-Berliner postal game, where Timman suggested (in a simul no less) a new move 12.Qe2 which proved very good for White.

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  TheAlchemist: The game with Sax was the best theoretical novelty in the Informant, I think. In the Chessmaster series, that game is annotated and features Seirawan's own comments:

<I confess; I've faced this situation as Black many times. And like the blind leading the blind I've followed my peers and played 8...Bxb5 9.exf7+ Kd7 10.Nxb5 Qa5+ 11.Nc3... One day when preparing for the Zagreb Interzonal, NM James Blackwood, IM John Donaldson, and I asked ourselves what happens if we just take the e-pawn?>

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  MichaelJHuman: Is this a case where white was unable to castle, or did not choose to castle? And did it hurt white to not castle?
Jun-02-12  wordfunph: Beliavsky - Timman

after 33.Re6

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