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Alexandra Kosteniuk vs Pia Cramling
Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2008), Nalchik RUS, rd 5, Sep-10
French Defense: Normal Variation (C10)  ·  1-0

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Sep-10-08  Astardis: Funny, just the other day I thought how predictable Pia was against 1. e4 - now she pulled the French out of the hat. Hardly a good choice for a player of her style. And thinking that she's just about as predictable with the white pieces let's hope she can make something up in the next game. Go Pia!
Sep-10-08  Kola: ...Look at this game from the perspective of restricting the black light-squared bishop...and then transforming the advantage.
Sep-16-08  beenthere240: Peculiar french -- usually c5 is thematic freeing move. It looked like a position from a Nimzo defense 1. e4 Nc6. And then when c5 was played on move 18, it accelerated white's attack. White was smart not to castle.
Sep-20-08  apexin: i would have played 10..f5 but i guess its a question of style.
Feb-14-13  clownface: c5 is freeing in the french and d5 likewise in the sicillian???

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