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Eric Lobron vs Yasser Seirawan
Bad Kissingen (1981), Bad Kissingen FRG, rd 9, May-04
Pirc Defense: Classical Variation. Quiet System Czech Defense (B08)  ·  0-1

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May-02-12  Everett: 21..Nbd5 blocks white's R retreat. Seirawan wins the exchange and converts the advantage.
May-03-12  LoveThatJoker: <Everett> Good job making a comment on this excellent game.

Here is how Stockfish converts the advantage into the full point after 42. Bd3:

<42...Nf4>

[42... Ne3 43. Kg3 Rxg2+ 44. Kf3 g4+ 45. Ke4 Nc4+ 46. Kd4 Nxa5 47. Kc3 Ra2 48. Kb4 Re3 49. Ba6 Re4+ 50. Kc3 Raxa4 51. Kd3 Re8 52. Kc2 Re3 53. Bc7 (-19.63)]

<43. Bxf4 gxf4 44. Nc4 f3 45. Bf1 Rexf1 46. Ne3 fxg2 47. Nxg2 Ra1 48. Kg3 Rxg2+ 49. Kxg2 Rxa4> and Black wins.

LTJ

May-03-12  Everett: <LTJ> Yes, 42..Nf4 seals the deal.

I find that KID structures where the d-file is open and ..c6 is played, d6 becomes an issue. White tries to keep control of the d-file with placing his bishop on b6, but plunges into the hole only to find out it is quicksand.

BTW, the position leading up to and including 21..Ndb5 is interesting, and full of little tactical tricks. Seirawan's LSB is loose on Be6 which is only defended by Nf4. Black had to consider moves like 21.Rxe4 and at some point g3, kicking the N, even if it sacs the h3 pawn. The lines seem to favor Black, but it is not straightforward.

May-03-12  LoveThatJoker: <Everett> Very thorough assessment, man! What inspired you to check out this game in the first place?

LTJ

May-04-12  Everett: <LTJ> I'm a fan of Seirawan's <check out my game collection>, so I'm always looking for an excuse to look through one of his successful games. In addition, I find his handling of the Pirc/modern to be some of his best chess, and very instructive for me.
May-04-12  LoveThatJoker: <Everett> You're a Seirawan fan: Cool! Me too!

3 words: Video Chess Mentor!

:D

Also, I was listening to his commentary on playchess.com and asked him if he had ever met Petrosian. He said he did and he recounted an awesome story of playing blitz with him in the company of Smyslov(!) and an assorted crew of American Masters.

LTJ

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