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Andrei Volokitin vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly
Aeroflot Open (2007), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Feb-14
French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Variation Main Line (C18)  ·  0-1



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Feb-15-07  Amulet: Wow!!!!
Feb-15-07  Plato: It's nice to see that this line is still alive and kicking among strong Grandmasters. Kudos to Ganguly for playing it at such an important event. Wild game, too!
Feb-18-07  Oprenovic: yes, i like this line too
but the ending looks so promising for white at first sight, i am not sure where he went wrong, perhaps he should stick with his bishop pair?
May-03-07  aktajha: This game would (of course) feature a nice GOTD sometimes.

Also might use it as and engame puzzle?

The way Ganguly keeps waiting to get his material back while threatening lots of things is really nice to see. Talk about some initiative!

May-03-07  Ragh: Wasn't 28..Qc3+ better and winning faster than 28..Rd1+ by black?
May-04-07  Themofro: Really beautiful game by black.
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  whiteshark: This game features an excellent example of how to turn a small opening advantage, into a initiative, into a winning endgame.
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  whiteshark: Remarkable how black Queen on c5 dominates the middlegame.

[between 20... Qc5 and 33... Qxa3]

Jun-10-16  Kashew: @ Ragh,
I think 28...Qxc3+ 29.Kf2 Nd5 30.Qc4+ Qxc4 31. Bxc4 is a clear winning advantage for White.
Jan-05-19  SpiritedReposte: What a hidden gem. <18. ...Bc2!!> is insane.

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