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Baadur Jobava vs Elena Zaiatz
Bronstein Memorial (2014), Minsk BLR, rd 1, Feb-11
King Pawn Game: Tayler Opening (C44)  ·  1-0



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Feb-13-14  twinlark: Brutal. Bishops don't get much more monstrous.
Feb-18-14  xanadu: First, 3...g6 does not look nice.
Then, I guess Black must take the Q-pawn (exd4) to avoid White opens the center, so 6...Nf6 must be probably preceeded by 6...exd4. Finally 7...Nxe4 opens the center before development in a position where White has advantages in space and development.
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  Check It Out: First time I've heard of the Tayler Opening.
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  GrahamClayton: <Check It Out>First time I've heard of the Tayler Opening.

<Check It Out>,
Back in the day Mike Basman created an audio tape on this opening, which runs for 90 minutes and is still available from

Jan-13-15  arthurp: Help!
why does black resign? How does white play after black takes white's queen with check? Don't understand some of white's spectacular moves!
Jan-13-15  shivasuri4: <arthurp>, after 23...Nxb3+ 24.axb3, Black has to play either 24...Ke8 or Qc6 to survive for a while, owing to the threat of Rf7+, picking up the queen.

24...Qc6 loses to 25.Re1 Bxc3 (else White wins the Black queen after Rf7+ and then either Bd5+ or Rc7+, depending on whether the Black king goes to e8 or g8) 26.bxc3 Qxc3+ 27.Kd1 Qa1+ 28.Ke2 Qa6+ 29.Kf3 Qc6+ 30.Kg3 Qxd7 (else Black gets mated after Bd6+ and Bxf5) 31.Bxd7.

If 24...Ke8, White plays 25.Rd6 and wins easily after 25...Qc5 26.Bc4 b5 27.Re1+ Kf8 28.Rd5, when Black has to give his queen away to prevent mate.

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