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Throstur Thorhallsson vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Reykjavik Open (2006), Reykjavik ISL, rd 2, Mar-07
Alekhine Defense: Balogh Variation (B03)  ·  1-0



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Mar-17-06  refutor: big upset...did mamedyarov sacrifice or blunder his knight? i guess because he lost he blundered it ;)
Mar-18-06  shr0pshire: I have seen the idea of 9. ...g5?! before and have tried in correspondence games with considerable success. So far until this game I have only seen g5 played in in the opening of the four pawn attack (which is what I use myself.

The problem I have with the 9. ...g5 is that white hasn't committed to anything yet. White is still able to castle queen, king or leave it in the center. I certinaly think that the g5 push here is premature and opens the kingside up to attacks.


Mar-18-06  shr0pshire: For an example of g5 being played in the opening of the opening check out Jeremy Silman's analysis of it used in the four pawn attack at:


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  Joshka: Anyone familiar with 5.e6!?....I just won a game on the ICC with it, its probably not sound and can be refuted. Let me see what Fritz has to say 'bout it.
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  technical draw: 2400 players can beat super GM's if they are not careful. Sometimes a minor GM or a high IM gets inspired and the SGM gets blasted.

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