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Aleksandr Shimanov vs Hao Wang
Russian Team Championship (2011), Olginka RUS, rd 6, Apr-17
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Reshevsky Variation (E46)  ·  0-1



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Apr-19-11  messachess: The final position is a positional mess for white with the white Q trapped after ...Bc4. The Q needs a relief square and no good way to make one. This is quite masterful by Wang.--like, I don't know who from the past. Capa?
Apr-19-11  uscfratingmybyear: <messachess> It looks like 23.Bxe3 followed by 23..Bc4 leaves white only c2 or d1 for the Q and then ktxe3 winning the clear exchange.
Apr-28-11  NMWillStewart: Hi, I covered this game. Looks like we have a young prodigy in the making!

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Shimanov opens with d4, and Hao responds with the Nimzo-Indian. White continues with a slower, positional line aimed at obtaining a lasting advantage with the two bishops, however black fails to oblige. White is unable to achieve sufficient counterplay in the form of gaining space and attacking on the kingside. Black clamps down on the queenside, wins a pawn, and proceeds to win an exchange as a result of his impending positional bind. Very smooth positional win by the up-and-coming prodigy Wang Hao of China.

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  patzer2: According to the opening explorer, Hoa was the first to play 10...Nbd7 with the idea of moving the Knight to b3 and then c4.

As this game demonstrates, it's a hard idea for White to refute. Indeed, Black won three games in the OE data base in which 10...Nbd7 was played.

That's not to say White can't equalize, but when White is fighting to equalize after only ten moves then "Houston we have a problem."

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