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Guillaume Lestrelin vs Emmanuel Bricard
French Team Championship (2011), Mulhouse FRA, rd 1, May-26
Dutch Defense: Stonewall. General Variation (A92)  ·  0-1



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Jun-09-11  cjgone: Hahaha, queen trap. :P
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  Gilmoy: She's not trapped, just henpecked. 23.Q(c2,c1) bxa3 and Black gets an untouchable a2 (which will eventually cost White's R), wins the b-pawn, and has RRBB vs Q. White's cute combo just paid too much.

Q vs. non-Q favors the Q iff she can fork loose stuff, and favors the swarm if they can establish a rosette (everything protects each other; the directed protection graph has no source nodes). B+P is the minimal rosette, so it's a great anchor for any larger rosette. (An R+PP fortress is trickier, because you ultimately need the K to defend the rear P.)

Once Black shows the rosette, White has no targets.

Jun-09-11  Gallison: Good explanation into graph form. Never articulated this concept in that way but it makes great sense. Thankyou!
Jun-10-11  cjgone: Oops, yeah, you're right. :X
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  profK: Yes a queen is only worth so need to look at the other pieces too!!
Dec-13-13  xeneizexxx: A queen is worth three minor pieces. In this game black gets two minor pieces and a rook for the queen. And the better position as explained by Gilmoy.

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