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Nigel Short vs Gabriel Sargissian
Corus Group B (2008), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 6, Jan-18
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52)  ·  1-0



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Jan-19-08  pink gorilla: Wow. Thats twice in the tournament Short uses the Evans Gambit and wins. Makes you wonder why more players don't go old school.
Jan-19-08  cannibal: Now this game REALLY surprised me.
Not that L'Ami was a weakie, but defeating a 2500+ player with an offbeat opening is not unheard of.

But Sargissian is really on another level. Plus, he certainly wasn't taken by surprise by the opening choice. Still, he was lost right out of the opening.

Jun-24-08  jon01: I wonder what happened if Sargissian would have played 8. ...exd4.
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  Mateo: Well, 14...Nxf2 is surprising but Black is lost. If 14...Nxf3+ 15.Nxf3 Nf6 16.Rf(a)e1, the threat e5 is winning. So 13...Nce5? was a blunder.
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  Zhbugnoimt: Caru played this line against Nisipeanu in a brilliant win, the ending combination of which I saw!
Feb-02-18  JPi: <jon01: I wonder what happened if Sargissian would have played 8. ...exd4.> I wonder too!
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  keypusher: <jon01: I wonder what happened if Sargissian would have played 8. ...exd4.>

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