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Teimour Radjabov vs Boris Grachev
Russian Team Championship (2008), Dagomys RUS, rd 4, Apr-05
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B48)  ·  1-0

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Apr-05-08  percyblakeney: An effortless win for Radjabov against Grachev that outplayed van Wely with black. Grachev's position doesn't look too bad around move 20 but falls apart very quickly after 22. g4.
Apr-05-08  Eyal: Grachev seems to lose a pawn unnecessarily with 19...Qa3 instead of Nxe5, and then with 21...b6? his position indeed falls apart very quickly after 22.g4! which takes advantage of the weakening of c6 (22...fxg4 23.Qe4, forking h7 and Nc6).
Apr-11-08  Bobsterman3000: <Eyal> Good analysis.

Grachev was a bit cavalier about that e5 pawn, which he should have taken. Radjabov saw it as a resource and made use of it immediately.

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