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Fernando Peralta vs Reynaldo Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo
XXIV Andorra Open (2006), Andorra la Vella AND, rd 4, Jul-11
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Reynolds' Variation (D48)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Peligroso Patzer: This is Game #10 in Vera's book on the Meran (<The Meran Semi-Slav>, by Vera, Reinaldo, tr. by Phil Adams, Gambit Publications Ltd. ©2007, at pp. 45-48.

From the position after <10. … c4>:

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Vera (who, as the player of the Black pieces in this game, should know) gives a different move order, as follows: <11. dxe6 fxe6 12. Bc2 Qc7! 13. O-O Bc5!?>. The remainder of the moves (starting with <14. Qe2>) as given in Vera’s book agree with the current CG game score.

Vera’s comment to Peralta’s choice of <11. dxe6> (as given by Vera) is as follows: “White can play 11. Bc2, which has the advantage of avoiding the variation in which Black captures the d3-bishop and the only ‘drawback’ is that it could be answered by 11. … e5, but White obtains a better position with the manoeuvre Ne2-g3-f5 and b3 or a4, with play on both wings.” (at pp. 45-46)

Vera also points out with respect to <27. … b4?> and <28. Kg2?!> that both players overlooked the possibility of <28. Bb7+>, winning a pawn.

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