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Edgar Reggie Olay vs A R Saleh Salem
9th Asian Continental (2010), Olongapo City PHI, rd 1, Apr-21
Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80)  ·  0-1

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Nov-08-12  Abdel Irada: "Olay oiled."

This was an unexpectedly one-sided battle. Black seized the advantage early, and never let go, keeping White on the ropes coming out of the opening.

I'm not yet quite sure where White first went astray, but I look with some ambivalence on 13. Bb5, Bf5!; 14. Rb3, Rc8; 15. d5?!, because after 15. ...Nb4, White's bishop is exposed; to retreat it would lose time, while taking the knight (as in the game) left Black with the two bishops and strong central pressure.

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