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Zahar Efimenko vs Pavel Smirnov
European Club Cup (2003), Rethymnon GRE, rd 6, Oct-03
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation (B33)  ·  0-1



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  patzer2: Maybe this game doesn't make 7. a4 in the Sveshnikov/Pelikan Sicilian look so bad afterall. White has a won position and throws it away with his last three moves. Better than 35. d4 was 35. Rf3! with an easier White win. Better than 36. Qg3 was 36. Rf3! with an easier White win. Better than 37. White Resigns (lost on time?) was 37. Kg1! with a winning advantage.
Dec-05-04  The Backward Pawn: Maybe i'm missing something(most likely) but doesnt 27..Rf8 win a rook? I thought 28.b4 would get him out but it still looks like he drops the rook.....any thoughts?
Dec-05-04  Shams: in your line 28.b4?? drops the knight with check, losing everything. (As you saw, I`m sure.) But I will confess I have no clue how white meets 27...Rf8.

Chessbase confirms 27...Red8 as the move played. curious.

Dec-05-04  The Backward Pawn: Anyone got fritz or some other program they could put this into and find if there is a reason 27..Rf8 wasn't played, or was it just overlooked?
Mar-02-05  soberknight: I think it was overlooked.
Mar-02-05  aw1988: <patzer2> How could 7. a4 be bad? It is a well-known book move.

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