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Bartosz Socko vs Michal Krasenkow
Najdorf Memorial (2009), Warsaw POL, rd 5, Jul-22
Modern Defense: Averbakh Variation (A42)  ·  0-1

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Jul-23-09  ozmikey: Interesting game - not often that you see a 2600+ GM ultimately get positionally humiliated like this with White. 18. f4 is the sort of move you can only play if your attacking chances are going to compensate for your wrecked position, and here it looks like the attacking chances were illusory.

I wonder if 17. Rfd1 was better, to answer ...Nf7 with 18. Qg3, which at least disrupts Black's co-ordination a bit - 18...Rg8 keeps the king in the middle while 18...g5 weakens the light squares significantly.

Jul-23-09  mack: Thanks for bringing this game to my attention. Good to see top GMs employing Rats minus ...Nf6. It's all fairly complicit stuff from white though-- the Bd3-c2-a4 manoeuvre isn't convincing, nor is the exchange on c6.
Jul-25-09  totololo: All simple stops : Nxf3, Nh6 are shown in Black play. Suddenly, a new game take place... I had the impression of a wonderfull change of the Averbach system for Black. The novelty 8...h5 ( at least in this DB) support the afore mentioned strategy. To analyse....

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