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Viswanathan Anand vs Vladimir Olegovich Baklan
Villa de Canada de Calatrava (2007), Canada de Calatrava ESP, rd 7, Apr-08
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation (B67)  ·  1-0



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Apr-14-07  scholes: Balkan would had won with


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12 +4.69
27. ... Re8xe6 28.Rf7f8 Re6xe1+ 29.Qd2xe1 Rd8xf8 30.d5xc6

Apr-14-07  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 11 fxg5, 11 Bf2 threatens potentially Black's K on the Q side, after Black has weakened his King side
Apr-30-07  artemis: Check out the position after 20. Rxf7. White has a three pawn advantage, but all 7 of his pawns are isolated: doubled on the c file, tripled on the h file, and then the a pawn and the e pawn. This is the first time I have ever seen 7 isolated pawns and it is also the first time that I think I have ever seen tripled pawns on the h file.
Feb-27-08  dramas79: <scholes> Why not 28. Rxe6 for white?
Jun-18-08  grasser: 28.Rxe6 Bd5
29.Qf4+ Ka8

27.cxd5 was a Blunder

27.Bxd5! Leaves White winning.

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  whiteshark: <grasser: 27.Bxd5! Leaves White winning.> Indeed!

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  Phony Benoni: I liked the role played by TIRP's little brother with 22.a3.
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