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Daniele Vocaturo vs Sipke Ernst
Tata Steel Group B (2012), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 9, Jan-24
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  1-0



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Jan-24-12  timhortons: after 25...kh7 the countdown to mate is coming!

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  Fusilli: I guess Black chose too many slow moves. I am not sure a6 and Ba7 were necessary, neglecting development.
Jan-24-12  Badmojo: Nice to see Vocaturo with another nice attacking game. I like the Nh5 move. Two pieces already in prise, how about a third? Following on the Tata steel site, the evaluation changed to over 4 when Vocaturo played Bd5. After that, the game was over.
Jan-25-12  Badmojo: Black's 27th move was not his best, but it doesn't matter. He should play Kg5 instead. But then White has the nice Knight manouever Nf6, threatening to fork the King and Queen on e4. After that mate follows quickly in all variations.
Mar-28-12  Mr37: <Fusilli> I agree black has been slow but I see the problem in the rather clumsy advance in the center and queenside rather than in the standard opening moves a6 and Ba7. Maybe ...dxe5 dxe5 opening the d file and then Be6 immediately was better. The manoeuvre Nh4-f5 combined with Bg5 is quite typical of this variaton with delayed castling. There is a very good coverage of it in "beating e4-e5" by john emms

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