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Dmitry Andreikin vs Davit Benidze
World Junior Championship (2008), Gaziantep TUR, rd 1, Aug-03
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Main Line (B89)  ·  0-1



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  whiteshark: "On the third board GM Andreikin also started the fire on board with <14.Nf5>

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but it turned out that the fire was to burn the "sacrificer" himself so the third-seed Russian GM lost to the Georgian youngster FM Benidze."

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Aug-08-08  Whitehat1963: Huge upset!
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  whiteshark: An alternative is <19.Re1>

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<19...Rg8 20.Bf4 Kf8 21.Bxd6 Bxd6 22.Rxd6 Rxg5>

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but with best play White gets only the piece back but it leads in a drawish endgame, e.g. <23.Red1 Ra7 24.Qd3 Rh5 25.h3> about equal

Apr-24-11  qqdos: <whiteshark> The fire started by White 14.Nf5! goes back to 1965 and was the brain-child of the presiding genius of B89 in the stem game Velimirovic v Sofrevski, Titograd. His opponent and the chess world were stunned! Sofrevski went wrong with 16...0-0? and down to defeat in 24 moves. 16...Bb7 is correct but then Benidze tried 17...Bxd5?! giving White better chances than the more standard 17...gxf6 (see for instance Frolov v Bagaturov, Biel IZ 1993). Andreikin's first mistake was 21.Re1? Better was 21.Qxh7=. He committed a couple of further inaccuracies on moves 25 and 26 but his game really collapsed with 27.Qxf3?? (better 27.Kb1 but still ). The manoeuvre 33.Qa8; 34.Qa7 was pretty pointless.
Apr-24-11  qqdos: P.S. I rather like GM Andreikin's move 41.cxb4 creating tripled pawns on the b-file and attempting to set up an impregnable-looking fortress for the WK on a2. Pity Benidze was able to spoil the picture with his temporary sacrifice 41...Rxb2+! 42.Kxb2 Qe2+ 43.Kc3 Qxd1. In such sharp openings, perhaps GM's should beware of pushy juniors!

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