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Andrew Greet vs Andrew McClement
Scottish Championship (2010), Hamilton SCO, rd 1, Jul-11
Sicilian Defense: General (B20)  ·  1-0



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  GrahamClayton: 2.♗e2 is a very rare move, with only four games in the database. Greet had very little preparation time prior to the game, so he decided to avoid nearly 99.9% Sicilian theory!
Jan-21-11  BLarsen1967: <GrahamClayton> There was a Finnish guy,Martti Mujunen,he'd gladly play 2.Be2 all day long - here's an example:

[Event "11th European Senior Team"]
[Site "Velden AUT"]
[Date "2009.04.05"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Mujunen, Martti"]
[Black "Liebert, Heinz"]
[WhiteELO "2155"]
[BlackELO "2250"]
1. e4 c5 2. Be2 Nc6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e5 Ng4 5. b4 d6 6. exd6 Nxb4 7. h3 Nf6 8. dxe7 Bxe7 9. O-O O-O 10. Bb2 Bf5 11. d3 Nfd5 12. Nbd2 Bf6 13. Qc1 Nc3 14. Bxc3 Bxc3 15. Rb1 Re8 16. Re1 b6 17. a3 Na2 18. Qd1 Bf6 19. Nc4 Nc3 20. Qd2 Rxe2 21. Rxe2 Nxb1 22. Qf4 Nc3 23. Re1 Be6 0-1

Jan-21-11  Everyone: <The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made.

<19... Ne7?? 20. Rf3?? gxf5??>>

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  FSR: The current issue of New in Chess (2015 #7) has an article advocating 2.Be2 as a way to begin implementing "The Big Clamp" (f4, Nf3, O-O, d3, c3, etc.). The present game is the first one in the database that employs 2.Be2 in that way. See also M Vavulin vs Xianliang Xu, 2015; V Fedoseev vs Yu Yangyi, 2015.

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