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Boris Gelfand vs Joel Lautier
Corus Group A (2002), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-12
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation. Shabalov Attack (D45)  ·  1-0



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  plang: In this sharp line 10 g5 was a new move; 10 h4 had been played previously. 11..Rxh2?! 12 Nf3..Rh8 13 Rxg7..Rh1 14 Ng5 would have given White a promising initiative. Black started to go wrong with 14..Nfg4?; better was 14..Kf8! 15 Qb3..Rxh2 16 Ngf3..Nxf3+ 17 Nxf3..Rh6 18 Bc3..Bf5 with a small edge for Black. Black was lost after a second error 16..Bxg4?; a tougher defense would have been 16..Rh2 17 0-0-0..Rxf2 18 Nb5!..Qe7 19 Rh1 when White is clearly better but still has work to do. 26 Rxg7 would have won routinely; instead after Gelfand's Rd4? Black missed the opportunity to play 26..Bc5 27 Re4+..Kf8 28 Nd1..Nxb2 29 Nxb2..Ba3 30 Ra4 when White would still likely have won eventually.

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