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Yasser Seirawan vs Milan Vukic
Nis (1979), rd 9
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Queen's Knight Variation (A16)  ·  1-0

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Sep-10-05  Brown: Seirawan gives this game as an example of superior minor pieces in his "Winning Chess Strategies" book.

Some nice touches such as the early 11.Bxd4, knowing his knight can go to b5 after black's erroneous a5 earlier.

Also 20.Nexd4. If black tries to save his bishop with 21...Bg7, then 22.f6 Bxf6 23.Rxf6 and white is in control.

24.Rf4! is the capper, though I wonder what happens after 24...Nxd3. White's bishop will be out of action for some time on the Kingside anyway, and black's knight can return to e5, protecting some 2nd rank black squares...

Sep-30-08  ToTheDeath: 19...g5 was a real stinker. Nicely played by Seirawan.
Feb-11-09  freeman8201: I remember watching this on his video. Isn't this a Nimzo-Botvinnik system?
Jul-26-11  Everett: <though I wonder what happens after 24...Nxd3.>

I believe one way for white, <24..Nxd3 25.Rxg4+ Kf7 26.Rg7+ Ke8 27.Qxh7 Ne5 28.Re7+ <taking away d8 from the black Q> Kd8 29.Rxb7 Qc5 30.Qe7+ Kc8 31.Qxf8+ Kxb7 32.Qxf5> looks winning, but maybe <31.b6> is even stronger.

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