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Yannick Pelletier vs Peter Svidler
Biel (2001), Biel SUI, rd 5, Jul-27
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0



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  plang: This sideline with 5 Qb3 and 7 Bg5 has achieved some popularity since around the time this game was played and Pelletier has used it on several occasions. Svidler admitted after the game that his lack of familiarity with this line caused him to use a more passive approach with ..c6; the more popular line is 9..Nc6 10 Rd1..Nb4 11 Qb1..0-0 12 e3..Bf5 13 e4..Bg4. 17..Nd6 would have been more solid; instead after 17..b5? 18 d5 Black was already in trouble. Perhaps Black should have tried 18..Nxb2 19 Qxb2..b4 20 d6..g5 21 Bg3..bxc 22 Qc1..Qb6 23 Be5..Bxe5 24 Nxe5..Qb2 25 dxe..Rfe8 26 Ng4! although White would still have been clearly better. 19..Qe8 would have left the queen less exposed. 22..Nxa4 23 Bxf8..Nxc3 24 Qa1..Ne2+ 25 Kh1..Rxf8 26 Re1..Nf4 27 Nd4 would have put up more resistance. Black resigned before White played 28 Rd8 but even after 27..Re8 28 Rd8!..Qc7 29 Rxa8..Rxa8 30 Qd5 White would have been in control.

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