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Ivan Denisov vs Alexander Khalifman
European Championship (2011), Aix-les-Bains FRA, rd 1, Mar-22
Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack. Fianchetto Variation (B03)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Mar-27-11  kurtrichards: <Alekhine Defense, 4-pawn attack, fianchetto var.> - been a long time since i've seen this...
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  Ron: While researching the 4 pawn attack against Alekhine Defense, I came across this game.

After Black's 11th move, my Stockfish 15 gives +1.69 for White. An eval over 1.00 is usually winning.

12. Qb3 exd5 13. cxd5 c6 14. Bxa6 bxa6 15. Bxb6 axb6 16. Rad1 c5 17. Ne4 dxe5 18. Nxe5 Bf5 19. Ng3 Qd6 20. Nxf5 gxf5 21. Rfe1 Rae8 22. Qd3 Re7 23. Qxf5 Rfe8 24. Re3 Bxe5 25. fxe5 Rxe5 26. Rg3+ Kf8 27. Qxh7 Re1+ 28. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 29. Kf2 Re5 30. Qh8+ Ke7 31. Qxe5+ Qxe5 32. Re3 Kd6 33. Rxe5 Kxe5 34. Ke3 Kxd5 35. h4 Ke5 + (1.69++) Depth=38/54 0:06:14 224 MN

May-14-22  areknames: <After Black's 11th move, my Stockfish 15 gives +1.69 for White> Too bad he couldn't capitalize on that. I suppose it's yet another day in the life of Ivan Denisov.

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