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Alexander Shabalov vs Alexander Yevgenyevich Stripunsky
US Championship (2010), St Louis, MO USA, rd 9, May-23
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Polugaevsky Variation (B42)  ·  1-0

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May-24-10  ounos: Amazing. Model attacking play. We rarely see games be decided in such a direct fashion, at this level.
May-25-10  AgentRgent: 17...e5 seems to just open the gates for White to bum-rush the black kingside. Is there something better or has black already gone wrong?
May-25-10
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  Eyal: Yes, 17...e5 looks dubious - though by that stage it's already very difficult for Black, since White has a strong attack and is about to play Rg3. I heard Shabalov saying after the game on ICC that 10...b6 is already a serious mistake - instead, Black should play e5 <then>, which is the move recommended by theory (an important point is apparently that after 10...e5 11.f5, Black can respond with 11...d5).
May-26-10  AgentRgent: <Eyal: I heard Shabalov saying after the game on ICC that 10...b6 is already a serious mistake> I would tend to agree. The point of ...b6 is to play ...Bb7, but it's already obvious that White plans to assault the kingside, therefore the idea of opening the c8-h3 diagonal for the LSB with the eventual ...e5 seems only natural.
May-27-10  InspiredByMorphy: The light squared bishop was useless for black on b7. 18. ...Bc8 shows the error in blacks ways as it is too little to late to get back in the game. Just look at how many white pieces are pointing at the black king, while many of blacks pieces sit idly by on the opposite side of the board.
Oct-17-10  goldenbear: Is that Shabalov's rating now? Wasn't he close to 2700 at one time? I've always appreciated his risk taking with the Black pieces. He doesn't play to draw.

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