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Peter Svidler vs Dmitry Andreikin
Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak) (2012) (rapid), Moscow RUS, rd 4, Aug-13
French Defense: Advance Variation. Main Line (C02)  ·  0-1

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Aug-13-12
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  whiteshark: <17.f4> was probably the beginning of the end. The silicon suggest 17. Nf4 Kb8 followed by 18. Nf3 Na4 and 19. Be3 Bc6 with balanced play.
Aug-13-12  BUNA: Andreikin exchanged his pieces quite cynically.
This position is probably one every french player can only hope for:


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The "bad" bishop has arrived on e4.
Great stuff.

Feb-02-13  PhilFeeley: <"cynically"> How can you tell? Usually it just makes sense to exchange down to a winning ending.
Mar-30-18  ndg2: That's probably what BUNA meant with "cynically": not trying to win futily with a non-existent mating attack, but just going into a won endgame.

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