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Joel Lautier vs Etienne Bacrot
Enghien-les-Bains 3rd (1999), Enghien-les-Bains FRA, rd 1, Mar-03
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  1-0

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Sep-23-12
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  plang: 4 Qa4+ is an anti-Gruenfeld system that Piket had successfully used against Bacrot at the 1998 Andorra Zonal tournament. In that game Bacrot had played 6..Bg7. After 8 Qb3 the position is similar to the Russian Gruenfeld though the one difference of the placing of the Black bishop on d7 seems to work to White's advantage. The plan of 11..Be6?! and 12..Nb4?! intending ...Nbd5 was refuted simply by 13 e4!. Lautier felt that Black was lost after 19..Na5? although White would have had a clear advantage after the alternative 19..Ne5.

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