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Loek van Wely vs Boris Grachev
Russian Team Championship (2008), Dagomys RUS, rd 1, Apr-02
Queen's Gambit Declined: General (D30)  ·  0-1



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Apr-03-08  Resignation Trap: King Loek was seriously outplayed in this game.
Apr-03-08  slomarko: king? what king?
Apr-04-08  notyetagm: <Resignation Trap: King Loek was seriously outplayed in this game.>

Position after 16 ... e6-e5!

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Wow, Black (Grachev) got in both ... c6-c5 -and- ... e6-e5. That just cannot be good to allow if you are White.

Apr-04-08  notyetagm: Wow, a model game by Black in the Semi-Slav.
Apr-04-08  mistreaver: Isn't 11 ♙a3 better instead of 11 ♖d1 as it stops black queenside pawns from rolling?
Apr-04-08  Karpova: <mistreaver>
Wang Yue tried 11.a3 in this game: Wang Yue vs Z Pengxiang, 2006
Apr-04-08  mistreaver: <Karpova> Yes but he lost on kingside. So 11 a3 stopped queenside pawns from rolling :D

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