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Marc Esserman vs Alan Shaw
10th Eastern Class Championship (2001), Woburn, Mass, rd 2, Mar-03
French Defense: Winawer. Delayed Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Mar-06-14
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  offramp: Well-played by both sides! Bravo.
Jun-23-14  Rookiepawn: Hey, very interesting battle!

I think White had a winning here:


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39 ... Qc2+
40. Ka1 Qc1+
41. Qb1 Qc3+
42. Qb2 Qe1+
43. Qb1 Rc1

I think it's forced, but I doubt I could have seen it myself during a tense game like this, you need nerves of steel.

Jun-23-14  Rookiepawn: Correction: Black had a winning, not White.
Jun-23-14  Shams: Very nice game from <perfidious> even if he did miss a win in time trouble.
Jun-23-14  zanzibar: Funny way for White to get the KN to f3: e2-g3-f1-d2-f3 and finally e5.

At this position, after 22...c4, Stockfish gives White +3.1/20, despite the even material, which is really hard to see (for me):


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Critter doesn't see it, and gives White +1.40/16

But you can see that Black's pieces are out of alignment (the knight and a8-rook). White has the dynamic center, and the dsq look nice for White's B - plus Black's king is misplaced in the center of the board.

Subtle, but each facet a liability.

(For fun, swap Black's N and K, and the position is almost even).

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