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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Li Chao
Russia - China (2012), St Petersburg RUS, rd 1, Jul-02
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  1-0

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Jul-03-12  shivasuri4: 31...Bxa2 was a surprising error from Chao. Note that 33.Be5 was the only good move in the position, as it continues to control the critical a1-h8 diagonal. Had 31. Bh4(or Bg5) been played, Bd5 saves the piece for black, with white not having the time to play Nxd5.
Jul-03-12
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  HeMateMe: It did seem odd--just a little later, the exchange was lost, because of the piece on the skewered diagnal.
Jul-04-12  zakkzheng: yes, it wa a error I agree <shivasuri4> because black cannot play Bd5 due to Nxd5, opening up the line of the a1-h8 diagonal
Jul-05-12
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  harrylime: Chao presumably missed Bc4+. 31..Be6 intending Ne8 and black's doing fine.
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