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Daniel Papadopulos vs Dardo Ariel Podesta
FMDA-chT Superior (2000), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 5, Dec-13
Alekhine Defense: Maroczy Variation (B02)  ·  1-0



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Mar-12-06  arjh: After 11. Nc1 would you have picked White as the winner?
Dec-26-13  fokers13: mate in 3 after Kc7 Bf4+ Rd6 Ba8+ Qc6 Qxc6#
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  offramp: 15...b6 looks very bad. Is there a better alternative?
Sep-21-15  Abdel Irada: As of about move 13, one might be excused for thinking Black had a strong position, but the more I look at it, the more that turns out to be illusory.

Black's pieces are well centralized, but he has no concrete targets or real threats, and meanwhile the pieces are themselves targets. And worst, he has castled into it: With the queen on a4, rook on the semi-open b-file, and bishop and knight poised to come to b5/a6 and b3-a5/c5 respectively, there is more pressure on the queenside than he is equipped to resist.

So, as bad as 15. ...b6 looks (and is), it's far from clear that Black had anything better.

Maybe the fatal mistake was really 10. ...o-o-o, and Black should instead have followed the plan of castling short and perhaps playing ...Rad8.

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