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Vladimir Potkin vs Torsten Sarbok
European Championship (2011), Aix-les-Bains FRA, rd 1, Mar-22
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central Variation. Alekhine System (D20)  ·  1-0



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Mar-27-11  patzer2: Potkin destroys his opponent's QGA opening in this game. Black just can't find a happy place for his White squared Bishop.

For example, 7...Be6? blocks central development and hems in the dark squared bishop.

While on the surface 10...Bc4? trying to exchange off material and develop the center looks logical on the surface, it turns out to be the losing move.

After the final 18. Na4 , Black resigns as he has no good answer to the threat of 19. Nb6+ , combining the pin and the Knight fork to mate or win decisive material.

Mar-27-11  joupajou: Yes, 10. ..Bc4 was the losing move. 10. ..Nb4 was possible here.

10. ..e5 11.Ng5 Bg8 takes us to this position.

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I think I've seen this before, and white won after a very beautiful combination.

Mar-29-11  znsprdx: castling queenside is dubious unless at least first playing 9...a6

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