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Joel Lautier vs Peter Svidler
Biel (2001), Biel SUI, rd 2, Jul-24
Gruenfeld Defense: Three Knights Variation. Hungarian Attack (D92)  ·  0-1



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  plang: Two months earlier at Sarajevo Smirin had played the straightforward 10..Nc6 against Dreev and the game had ended in a short draw; Svidler's 10..Qb6 was more ambitious preventing White from playing Nc5. Stohl thought that 12 e4 would have been a much stronger challenge to Blacks opening setup. 19..Bxe4? was an error that cost Black the exchange; better would have been 19..Nd3 with good counterplay. White, in turn, returned the favor with 21 Nac5?; stronger would have been 21 Nbc5 (the reason is that Bc7 would have been much stronger with a knight on a4).

Stohl after 22..Bxd5:
"It's time to take stock. White's minimal material plus is insignificant, as his attack is over and his queenside is under pressure. Black's main ideas are ..a4, ..b6 and ...Nxa2 and the position is unclear again."

25..Qb8? 26 Ba7..Qa8 27 Nb6 would have cost Black decisive material. When White's pieces over-committed to the queenside Black aimed for a kingside attack. 32 Re1? was a blunder losing quickly; 32 Qd8+..Kh7 33 Nb6 would have given White some drawing chances. 33..Bd4+ would have been even stronger.

Stohl's commentary and analysis for this game are terrific as usual.

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