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Andrei Sokolov vs Artur Yusupov
Candidates Match (1986), Riga, rd 3, Sep-05
French Defense: Winawer. Positional Variation (C19)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: 19...Nxe5 with next 20...Qc3 is a pretty little combo based on weak back rank.
Dec-04-10  4tmac: The first game of this match was the same opening as this third game. Look at the position after white's 19th. Very "clean" crisp ...NxP wins a pawn in this very controlled game. Here is the position from game 1 after white's 19th...

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Chaos: very different outcomes, from small changes in initial conditions.

Jul-23-16  zydeco: So the opening goes disastrously for Sokolov, but on first sight his moves certainly look reasonable. Maybe 17.Rd1 is an improvement.
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  perfidious: Yusupov annotated this game in one of Dvoretsky's works. Always enjoyed the elegant and far from obvious exploitation of this tactical theme.
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How about 38.Rxe6? It looks good, but ...Kg7 defends and White is still lost.

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