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Fyodor Duz-Khotimirsky vs Peter Evtifeev
St Petersburg (1905), St. Petersburg RUE
Rat Defense: See also: Modern Defense (for lines with ...g6) (A41)  ·  0-1



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Jul-10-05  Leviathan: This opening is totally insane! I suggest the name "Queen's pawn game: six pawns attack" :) (see the position after 15. .. b6). But it works. And against a strong player as Dus-Chotimirsky!

Anyway, if you play through Evtifeev's games you'll notice that he was an extremely unorthodox player and his weird opening ideas were often difficult to refute:

B Maliutin vs P A Evtifeev, 1905
Rubinstein vs P A Evtifeev, 1905
P A Evtifeev vs A Romanovsky, 1905
are some of his most interesting games

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  fredthebear: This Black opening reminds me of a shifting sandbar, flat but slowly moving about. It becomes a sort of Double Stonewall. Black eventually gains enough space to take over.

Dr. Tarrasch did not approve of cramped positions (having more space confers mobility):

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