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Bruce W Leverett vs Aleksander Wojtkiewicz
90th US Open (1989), Chicago, IL USA, rd 6, Aug-10
Benoni Defense: Taimanov Variation (A67)  ·  0-1



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Jul-18-06  Maynard5: White's entire plan of the game here is wrong. The attempt to storm the king side starting with 17. g4 is doomed to failure. Even before this, 16. Bc4 moves the bishop to a square where it has no scope, and cannot support the ensuing attack. Still, Black's counterattack is played very skillfully.
Jul-18-06  euripides: 17 g4 may be intended to support the e5 thrust rather than storming the king's side. 16 Bc4 targets f7 (after e5 dxe5 this diagonal can fly open very easily). I think White's strategic ideas are OK, but the timing's not precise enough.

An immediate 17 e5 looks interesting, threatening g4 winning the knight. After 17...dxe5 18 f5 White's attacking chances look better than in the game. White might have been hesitant against the strong opposition.

Jul-18-06  euripides: ... on reflection <17 e5 dxe5 18 f5> runs into 18...e4 19 Nxe4 Ne5. 18 Ne4 is also worth considering.

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