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Dmitri Shevelev vs Charles Bennett
It 'Foxwoods Open' (2004), Connecticut (USA), rd 2, Apr-08
Sicilian Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation. General (B29)  ·  1-0

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Jul-25-15  Abdel Irada: "At least I got the c-pawn!"

What an atrocious game. White's 3. Bb5? drops a center pawn for no compensation, but Black prefers not to take it, instead making a passive queen move.

Then, after a series of similarly uninspired moves, Black's indifferent "defense" collapses, so what does he do? He goes pawn-hunting on the queenside while his king position burns to the ground. It would have been just as productive, and less absurd, to resign on the spot.

Why is this in the database? Because it's from a tournament someone wanted to preserve for posterity? Does that mean every such game goes on the site, no matter what that does to the average level of play?

Aug-09-16
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  FSR: I suspect that Black actually played 2...Nc6 and 4...Nf6. Otherwise, the sequence 3.Bb5? Qc7? makes no sense, as <Abdel Irada> pointed out.

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