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Lawrence Day vs Jesse Wang
PWC Toronto Open (2009), Toronto CAN, rd 1, Apr-17
Zukertort Opening: Old Indian Attack (A06)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-24-09  mack: <Imlday> What was your thinking behind 5.Bf4? It's not a move that would ever really occur to me in this sort of opening.
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  IMlday: <mack> It develops an often problem piece on an open diagonal temporarily controlling the e5 square so Nbd2 and e4 will come with the possibility of e4-e5 and d3-d4. Black's normal methods of enforcing e6-e5 like ..Qc7 are precluded. Nor can he exchange it by ..Nf6-h5xg3 since 3.h3 has provided an escape square at h2. Hence 5..e6 and 6..Bd6 are normal but then the N/f6 is much more valuable to exchange as Black becomes weak on the long White diagonal and his own dark-squared ♗ becomes a problem piece (as in the game). In the final position I can win a pawn by 29.Bxc4 Rxc4 30.Nfxe5 without risk but opted instead for a full night's sleep.

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