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Zoltan Almasi vs Alexei Fedorov
Rubinstein Memorial (2000), Polanica-Zdroj POL, rd 6, Aug-23
Sicilian Defense: Pin. Koch Variation (B40)  ·  1-0



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Apr-15-06  MarkN: why cant black take the pawn on c5 on the 26th move?
Aug-25-06  Chess Addict: The answer is 26...Rb8!
Oct-15-06  sandmanbrig: What on earth does black hope to achieve by sacking the exchange?
Jul-12-08  Cactus: <sandman> There's no choice. Its sack the exchange or get mated.
Jul-23-08  JonathanJ: you have the choice before you castle
Aug-09-09  Jason Frost: Strange opening line. It really seems like black achieves nothing and yet 18 games in the database where black drops the exchange.
Aug-09-09  LIFE Master AJ: <Jason Frost>
A weird line to be sure.
Aug-09-09  LIFE Master AJ: Its the age old question:
"What's better? Integrity of your Pawn Structure ... or piece activity?"
Aug-09-09  MaxxLange: Theory considers (I think) 11 h4 to be even better than taking on f8
Aug-09-09  LIFE Master AJ: The box likes taking the Rook.
Aug-09-09  LIFE Master AJ: You are correct. <ML> Three different books and MCO-15, (pg. # 315, col. # 5) all give 11.h4!

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