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Stellan Brynell vs Kevin Spraggett
VII Tarragona Open (2006), Tarragona ESP, rd 8, Aug-26
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15)  ·  0-1



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  tpstar: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 <The QID with that ugly but playable 4 ... Ba6> 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 <In this Intermezzo line, White's Bd2 gets in the way> 7. Bg2 d5 8. cxd5 exd5 9. 0-0 0-0 10. Nc3 Bb7 <A popular position at the GM level Opening Explorer > 11. Qc2 <11. Qb1 Ne4 Beliavsky vs A Arab, 2006 ; 11. Bf4 Na6 12. Qc2 Re8 Bacrot vs Kramnik, 2002 > Na6 <Black intends ... c5> 12. Rad1 h6 <12 ... Qc8 13. Ne5 Rd8 Zhu Chen vs Chiburdanidze, 2001 > 13. Bc1 Qc8 14. Bb2 Rd8 <[last book move]<>> 15. Rc1 Qe6 16. Rfd1 c5 17. dxc5 bxc5 <Black accepts Hanging Pawns, which are always double-edged> 18. Ne1 Nb4 19. Qb1 Rac8 <[19 ... Rab8 20. e3 ]<>> 20. Nd3 Nxd3 21. Rxd3 Ba6 <[21 ... Bc6 22. Re3 Qd7 23. Rd3 ]<>> 22. Rd2 <[22. Re3 Qd6 23. Nxd5 Nxd5 24. Bxd5 Qxd5 25. Rxe7 ]<>> d4 23. Ne4 Nd5 24. Ba3 f5 <[24 ... c4!? 25. Bxe7 Nxe7 ]<>> 25. Nxc5 Bxc5 26. Rxc5 Rxc5 27. Bxc5 Nc3 <The fork on the Qb1 plus the Pe2 regains the Pawn> 28. Qa1 Nxe2+ 29. Kh1 d3 <The Hanging Pawns are liquidated yet Black gets a passed Pd3 tying up White's pieces> 30. b4 Rd7 31. h3 <White protects the back rank, but this leaves a hole which Black exploits later> Bc4 32. Kh2 f4 33. a4 <[33. Bf3 fxg3+ 34. fxg3 Qf5 ]<>> fxg3+ 34. fxg3 Rf7 35. Qe1 Qe5 36. Rd1 <[36. Bg1 Qf5 ]<>> a6 37. a5? <[37. Rd2!? ]<>> h5 38. Rc1? h4 0-1 <39. Rxc4 Qxg3+ 40. Qxg3 hxg3+ 41. Kh1 d2 Queens>.

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Nov-10-07  sambo: 22. Rd2 seems like an unnatural move to me, and according to the analysis above Re3 (which seems logical) gives an advantage. So anyone have an explanation for the text move?
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