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Ruslan Ponomariov vs Francisco Vallejo Pons
Linares (2003), Linares ESP, rd 7, Mar-01
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation. Shabalov Attack (D45)  ·  1-0

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Jan-15-04  PinkPanther: I officially hate this opening, the Shirov-Shabalov Gambit. I've been murdered by it two times in a row by Schroer in simuls on the ICC :-(. On a lighter note, nice game by Pono.
Apr-20-05  aw1988: <Pinky> That's what 1...Nf6 is for! :D
Apr-21-05  Swapmeet: White's 67th move is instructive. 67. bxa3?? allows black to escape with a draw! The black King will get to a8 first and there's nothing white can do to chase him out. However, after 67. b3!, the bishop can keep watch on the the a-pawn, and white's b-pawn is unstoppable.
Feb-24-06  LIFE Master AJ: A long, incredibly tough battle.
Nov-04-08  freeman8201: What is up with Ponomariov? Qb3 the Qd1?? huh?

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