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Peter Svidler vs Bartlomiej Macieja
Bundesliga (2002), ?, rd 2
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B47)  ·  1-0



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Dec-08-04  mynameisrandy: After 11. Nb6! Black is never given a chance to equalize. Somebody mentioned on another game that this game featured Informator's pick for best novelty of 2002. I assumed it was this stroke, but it appears that it had been played since 2000 and that the true novelty of the game is 13. c4. No doubt this move leads to an active and open game, but I'd just like it confirmed, if possible that it was 13. c4 that Informator praised.

The way Svidler destroys Macieja is very informative. I think I may study this game a bit.

Aug-08-06  AdrianP: <mynameisrandy> c4! was the novelty and it was the most important novelty in volume 87 of Informator. See here, for Svidler's own analysis:
Feb-03-07  waddayaplay: 11.Nb6 was first played in Suetin vs Taimanov, 1968 with the usual continuation being ..♖b8 12. ♘xc8 ♖xc8 13. a4 as in Shirov vs Anand, 2000

However, I'm not convinced that c4 is really better than a4.

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1) +4.24 (26 ply) 30...Re6 31.h6 Rb7 32.Bxe6 fxe6 33.Qf3 Be7 34.R6d2 gxh6 35.Qh5 d6 36.Qxh6 Bf8 37.Qxe6+ Rf7 38.Kg2 Kg7 39.Rh1 Qb7 40.f3 Qd7 41.Qxd7 Rxd7 42.a4 Rf7 43.Kf2 Ra7 44.Ra2 Ra6

2) +4.26 (25 ply) 30...Rb7 31.h6 Re6 32.Bxe6 fxe6 33.Qf3 Be7 34.R6d2 gxh6 35.Qh5 d6 36.Qxh6 Bf8 37.Qxe6+ Rf7 38.Kg2 Kg7 39.Rh1 Qb7 40.f3 Qd7 41.Qxd7 Rxd7 42.a4 Ra7 43.Ra2 Ra5 44.Rb1 d5 45.exd5 Rxd5 46.Rb7+ Kf6 47.a5

3) +4.78 (25 ply) 30...Qb8 31.g4 Re6 32.Rxd7 g6 33.Qf3 Be7 34.Bxe6 fxe6 35.Qg3 Rxd7 36.Rxd7 Qe8 37.Rb7 Bd6 38.Qf3 Qf8 39.Qxf8+ Bxf8 40.hxg6 hxg6 41.a4 Bc5 42.Kg2 Bd4 43.a5 g5 44.a6

1.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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Ok, now I understand, a bit

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