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Bu Xiangzhi vs Zvonko Stanojoski
Olympiad (2008), Dresden GER, rd 4, Nov-16
English Opening: Symmetrical. Four Knights Variation (A35)  ·  1-0

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Nov-21-08
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  Mateo: An important game in a widely played position. Bu introduced 23.Bb6, which could be new. Anyway, his play was a model play in this variation and one of the cleanest games of the year (as far as I know).

32...d3?! seems the turning point. The pawn was safer on d4. So what should he play? 32...Re2 allows 33.Rc8+ Kf7 34.Rc7+. So this invites Black to play first 32...h6, giving the h7 square to the King. Then, if 33.Rd1 Rf8 34.f5 (34.Ke4 Re8+) h5, Black holds.

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