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Anuar Ismagambetov vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Tromso Olympiad (2014), Tromso NOR, rd 7, Aug-09
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Polugayevsky Variation (B96)  ·  0-1

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Aug-25-14  Resignation Trap: 8. a3 avoids the main lines (8. e5), but it doesn't give Black any particular problems.
Mar-02-15
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  offramp: <Resignation Trap: 8. a3 avoids the main lines (8. e5), but it doesn't give Black any particular problems.>

Too true. After 8.a3 Ivanchuk must have mentally written "0-1" on his scoresheet. Black gets a perfect development. He doesn't care about losing the right to castle on move 15:


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Weak point ♙d5, among others.

Ismabumbiginthis tries his best to attack on the kingside but things look pretty bleak around move 23:


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The final position:


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