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Krishnan Sasikiran vs Curt Hansen
Sigeman & Co (2005), Malmo SWE, rd 4, Apr-18
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Reshevsky Variation (D36)  ·  1-0



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Apr-28-05  patzer2: After 25...gxf6, Hansen has offered up a second isolated pawn to try and create activity and counterplay.

Unfortunatley, Sasi is prepared to squash any such play with 26. Qg3!, with the plan of exchanging Queens and activating his King to go after the two isolated pawns. White's technique is precise and instructive.

Apr-28-05  patzer2: I thought 36. Nf4! to be a rather unusual, amusing and effective defense to a discovered check threat.
Apr-28-05  iron maiden: Very typical of Sasikiran; a slow, methodical positional crush. Hansen gets virtually nothing in the way of counterplay.
Apr-28-05  Boomie: To bring a positional advantage to a successful conclusion, the opponent must make a number of innaccurate moves. Here black's first misstep is on move 12. Instead of the text move, he should play h6 to help free up his position.

After 12...h6 13. ♗xf6 (13. ♗xg6 hxg5 14. ♗f5 g4) ♗xf6 14. ♗xg6 fxg6 15. e4 black has the bishop pair to compensate for white's passed pawn. Notice that 12. ♗e6 prevents black from playing h6 later.

13. h3 h6 14. ♗xh6 gxh6 15. ♗xg6 fxg6 16. ♕xg6+ ♔h8 17. ♕xh6+ ♔g8 18. ♕g6+ ♔h8 19. ♘f4 with a nice attack.

On move 13 or 14, black should play ♘d7 to trade off the bishops. After 15. e4, the white bishop can retreat to e3. Black's position is now almost lost.

Apr-28-05  patzer2: <Boomie> Interesting recommendation on the defensive move 12...h6! It appears to be Black's best move in the position, assuing Black at least even chances.

Some possibilities,with Fritz 8, are 12... h6 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Bxg6 fxg6 15. e4 Qb6 [15... Be6 16. e5 (16. exd5 Bxd5 17. Qxg6 Bxa2 18. Ne4 Bf7 19. Qg4 Rf8 20. Nxf6+ Qxf6 =) 16... Bf5 17. Qb3 Bg5 18. f4 Be7 19. Qxb7 Qb6 20. Qxb6 axb6 ] 16. Kh1 (16. Qd2 dxe4 17. fxe4 Bg4 =) 16... Kh7 17. e5 Bf5 18. Qd2 Bg5 19. f4 Be7 20. Ng3 Bg4 21. Rc1 Qa6 22. Qc2 Qc4 23. h3 Bc8 24. Rcd1 Bh4 25. b3 Qb4 26. Nce2 Rf8 27. f5 gxf5 28. Nxf5 Bxf5 29. Rxf5 g6 30. Rxf8 Qxf8 31. Qb1 Bg5 32. Rf1 Qg8 33. Qd3 Rf8 34. Rxf8 Qxf8 35. Kg1 Kg7 36. g3 = (+0.16 @ 16 depth &1155kN/s).

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