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Alexey Shirov vs Viswanathan Anand
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000), Tehran IRI, rd 7, Dec-20
French Defense: Advance Variation. Main Line (C02)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Dec-23-05  blackjacki2: Does white get any realistic compensation for the pawn he gives up on d4? The french advance is one of my favorite openings but I never understood this line.
Dec-23-05  Averageguy: The pawn sacrifice on d4 is known as the Milnar-Barry Gambit. I play it and personally I think it works quite well. As shown in this game black has to play accurately.
Feb-01-09  furrer: Its not a clasical Milnar-Barry gambit, because a3 and a5 is played, which I actually think makes the line better for black.
Mar-02-10  Hesam7: <furrer: Its not a clasical Milnar-Barry gambit, because a3 and a5 is played, which I actually think makes the line better for black.>

Kasparov thinks it makes it better for White since the b5-square is not protected by a pawn anymore.

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  Check It Out: Why is this selected as a notable game of this match? Not to impune the game, but it doesn't seem that special.
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  Phony Benoni: <Check It Out> That's probably a question for, but I'll take a crack at it.

The Notable Games List is based on the number of appearances in games collections compliled by kibitizers. This game (#1) and game #2 are both in eight collections; games #3 and #4 are in more.

The list has #3 and #4 first, since they are in more collections. I suspect that #1 reached eight collections first chronologically, since most of them are collections of the enitre match. #2 didn't surpass #1, so it dropped to the bottom of the list and off the display.

That's my take on it. There's probably a real reason instead.

May-23-11  Everett: <Check it out> Impune (to go unpunished) or impugn (to doubt something's validity)?
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  Check It Out: <Phony Benoni> Thanks, that makes sense. I forgot that the notable games are based on stat's rather than someone's opinion.

<Everett>, I'm lucky impune is even a word; good catch.

May-24-11  Everett: <check it out> please correct me if I do something similar! Ex, having only heard the word before, never seen it written, I thought rapport was spelled repore, about two decades back. I think some words slip through the cracks.

I thank you for your effort to raise our vocabulary levels here!

Mar-15-16  Conrad93: I don't understand the move 6...a5. Black ends up in a worse version of the Milner-Barry Gambit where you want to play ...a6 in order to stop Nb5. 6...a5 also stops the possibility of ...Qa5 after let's say 11...Qxe5 12. Re1 Qd6 13. Nb5 Qb6 14. Be3 when 14..Qd8. After 6...a6, 14...Qa5 15. Bd2 Qb6 is a perpetual.

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