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Ekaterina Ubiennykh vs Viktor Toropov
Novosibirsk (2001), Novosibirsk RUS, rd 3, Jul-21
Slav Defense: Winawer Countergambit (D10)  ·  1-0



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  patzer2: After the rare Slav, Winawer Countergambit
(1. d4 d5 2. c4 c3 3. Nc3 e5), E Ubiennykh's reply 5. Nf3 here appears to be a sound approach. Declining with sound development can be a good psychgological move in not giving the second player the gambit he wants, with easy development and double-edged play.

The most frequently played move is 4. dxe5, similar to the Albin Counter Gambit. Main line play usually goes 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c3 3. Nc3 e5 4. dxe5 [4. cxd5 is playable but black should get a good game as in Igor Ivanov vs Shabalov, 1990 and Krasenkow vs Shabalov, 1991 ] 4...d4 5. Ne4 Qa5+ 6. Nd2 leads to a sharp double-edged game with chances for both sides, as in the White wins in Beliavsky vs Gelfand, 1992 and Timman vs P Nikolic, 1992 and Epishin vs Shabalov, 1993 or the Black wins in Karpov vs Bareev, 1992 and Granda-Zuniga vs Morovic, 1992

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Interesting game, reminds me of some of the ...e5 and ...f5 variations of the English. I don't think Black was worse out of the opening, and I must admit, that probably unsound sacrificial attack Black tried would have tempted me, too.
Apr-25-05  Everett: Turns into a Reverse French Advance
Oct-25-06  PolishPentium: And White's continuation, assuming Black does not resign, is what, exactly? I fail to see why Black concedes. Elucidation requested, as per usual...
Oct-25-06  Stonewaller2: 39. ♕g3 seems to cover both of White's threatened pieces and leaves him up a ♘ + 2♙. To this woodpusher it's White for choice.
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  al wazir: Black could have had a draw by perpetual check:

28...Bh5 29. Bxh5 (29. Qxd5+ Bf7 30. Qxe4 Bb3+) Qxh5+ 31. Ke1 Qh4+.

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