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Alexander Grischuk vs Jeroen Piket
Corus Group A (2002), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-15
Spanish Game: Open. Bernstein Variation (C80)  ·  1-0

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Aug-27-06
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  Albertan: The move 11...Ne6 is a rare continuation in the position.The main lines are: 11...Be7 and 11...Qd7.
Aug-27-06
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  Albertan: Piket's move of 14...h5! is a good move, preventing his bishop from being exchanged off.

The move 17...d4N was a theoretical novelty at the time of this game. Prior to this game, in the game Adams vs I Sokolov, 2000 the move 17...b4 was played.

Aug-27-06
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  Albertan: The move 19.b4 looks appealing, however Black can answer by playing 19...dxc3! and after 20. bxc5 Qxd1 21. Rxd1 Nxc5 the position is unclear.
Aug-27-06
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  Albertan: Hiarcs 8 evaluated that the move 20...dxc3 is better than the move Piket chose 20...Bb6. After 20...dxc3 play could have continued: 21.Qxc3 O-O 22.Be3 Nd5 23.Bxd5 b4 24.Qc2 cxd5 25.Bxc5 Rc8 26.Qe2 Nxc5
Aug-27-06
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  Albertan: The move 22...Nc5? was a mistake due to the fact that Grischuk could play 24.Nf3. Instead of 22...Nc5 Piket could have played 22...dxc3 and after 23.Qc3 Rc8 Piket would have better prospects.
Aug-27-06
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  Albertan: Grischuk's 30th move 30.Be7 allowed him to win the exchange.

It is puzzling to try and figure out why Grischuk did not play 33.Nxh4 instead of the move he played 33.Re2. If he had played 33.Nxh4 play might have continued: 33...Nxe4 34.Rxe4 Bc5 35.Ra1 Nd3 36.Re2 Nf4 37.Rea2 Bb4

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