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Juan Armando Rohl Montes vs Rafael Duailibe Leitao
Pan American (1998), San Felipe, rd 4, Oct-25
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Opocensky Variation Traditional Line (B92)  ·  0-1

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Dec-31-07  KingG: Great game. In the Sicilian, you often you see Black sacrifice the exchange on c3 in order to ruin White's pawn structure and grab the e4 pawn. Here it was to play the freeing move ...d5, after which all his pieces come to life, while White's are quite awkwardly placed.

Note that even if Black didn't have the possibility of 18...dxe4!!, he would still have been fine after 18...d4, after which he could follow up with 19...Bb4, with active play.

Jun-05-11  estrick: This game is featured in "Starting out: the Sicilian" by John Emms, game #17.

There are three other games in the CG database with 16. ...Rxc3. Brodsky and Barua deviated from this game on move 18. Instead of 18. c4; Brodsky played 18. exd5, while Barua played 18. Nb3.

Ye Jiangchuan, whose game preceded this one by a year, played the same moves all the way through move 21. With the 22nd move he played 22. Bd3; instead of Be2.

Note, in this game the player with Black, Leitao, was the higher rated player. In the other three games the player with White was the higher rated player, and White won two and drew one.

Jun-07-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

J Rohl vs Leitao, 1998.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF LEITAO.
Your score: 33 (par = 28)

LTJ

Sep-09-12  shakman: 26. ♕d7 is draw by threefold repetition

Also ... 28. ♗xh6??

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