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Teimour Radjabov vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
Morelia-Linares (2008), Morelia MEX, rd 5, Feb-20
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Feb-20-08  Resignation Trap: I would reclassify this opening as C11 - Steinitz French. This game follows E Berg vs Ni Hua, 2008 until Chuky deviates with 15...a5.
Mar-06-08  Sleeping kitten: Indeed, this game shows a slight problem for the ChessBookie game. Today, there is a bet on Anand-Topalov opening. French and Sicilian are among the answers. Which would be the winning bet, in case of a game like this one?

A special case of the more general transposition problem. For example, if we say this game is not a French opening, would 1.d4 e6 2.e4 be a French opening? Or would 1.d3 e6 2.e4 be a French opening (king's indian attack variation)? And 1.d4 d5 2.♘c3 e6 3.e4 or other move orders?

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  waddayaplay: No, it is a Sicilian even if the position is the same as in a French. Otherwise you might as well reclassify the French to a Sicilian.

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