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Oliver Reeh vs Christian Mann
"Mann Down" (game of the day Jan-04-2016)
Bundesliga (2008/09), Various GER, rd 5, Nov-29
French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05)  ·  1-0



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  FSR: Mann Down.
Jan-04-16  ChrisWainscott: Proof once again (as though we needed more!) that neglecting development to win a pawn or two is often fatal.
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  al wazir: I think it proves that moving too many ♙s in front of your ♔ is a bad idea.

Black would have done better with 15...Nf6 16. Nxf6 gxf6.

Jan-04-16  davidcinca: <al wazir> I have analysed the postion after 15...Nf6 and it seems that black is in great trouble after 16. Bb5
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  kevin86: The king is chased to his death.
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  NM JRousselle: What is the idea behind Black's 8th move, a5?
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  AvidChessMan: <What is the idea behind Black's 8th move, a5?> The simple answer is it strengthens black's grip on b4. Perhaps Mann saw some future advantage to this and the open c file. This would be many moves down the road. A bishop/knight sac to open the a file also?
Jan-04-16  StupidQuestion: Maybe black is better off with a less-drastic Queen retreat? 13...Qf6 or Qd6 instead?
Jan-04-16  schnarre: ...Black utterly crushed by methodical play.
Jan-04-16  mruknowwho: StupidQuestion: 13...Qf6 wouldn't fair well after 14.Nxd5. 13...Qd6 is better but I think it still runs into trouble after 14.Be3! Qb8 (14...d4? 15. Nb5! Qb8 16.Bxd4) 15. Nb5 Bc5 16. Bxc5 Nxc5 17.Rc1 b6 18. Qa4+.
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  Domdaniel: The French Defence is not usually a prelude to a King walk through the centre.
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  Penguincw: Congrats <FSR> on another pun. :D Took some time though...
Jan-08-16  Angsthyrkh: <davidcinca> Could you please elaborate a bit? I was also wondering about 15 ...Nf6. Seems to me that 15... Nf6 16.Bb5 Be2 17. Bxe2 Nxe2 for instance doesn't leave black too bad. What am I missing?
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