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Daniel Ludwig vs Pieter Bierkens
World Open (2008), Philadelphia, PA USA, rd 3, Jul-03
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0

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Mar-09-15
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  PawnSac: ..

< 17 ..Qg5?! >

This involves a pawn sacrifice which proves unsound.

< 20.Rae1 >

Threatening Bxc6 (or even Bxh7+) followed by Rxe6

< 20. ..Nxh2?! >

An interesting sac, though not the best (Houdini 1.5 gives white +1.27). Better is ..Qh6 with a nearly = eval.

<26. ..Qxd5? >

Whoops. This allows the intermezzo check that gets white's pawn running and wins a peice. Better was ..Kh8 and white has the better ending with a pawn plus.

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