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Zhou Jianchao vs Zhou Weiqi
Hainan Danzhou GM (2010), Danzhou CHN, rd 9, Jun-20
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Gligoric System Bronstein Variation (E55)  ·  1-0

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Jul-08-10
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Any good puns for a rampant light-squared Bishop? This one piece gave Black unsolvable problems in this excellent game.

First, 17.Ba6! denies the c-file to the Black Rooks and cramps his Queen side. Then 18.Bb5! puts enough pressure on the a4-e8 diagonal to allow White the time to gain a passed d-pawn. 24.Bc6 knots up Black a trifle more.

The Bishop grows so strong that White can play a "Topalov Sacrifice" (drop the Exchange for a powerful Bishop and central passed pawn) on move 33. 35.Be8! is another great Bishop move, this time to menace the Black King. Indeed, the Bishop remains on the board until the last move and plays a key role in the winning mating attack. Really, really fine game.

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