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Razvan Preotu vs Vasif Durarbayli
SPICE Cup Open (2014), St Louis, MO USA, rd 6, Oct-24
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation (B67)  ·  1-0

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Nov-15-14
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  hansj: I really enjoyed seeing this game live and Razvan's analysis afterwards. Razvan's play at the Spice Cup really made my tournament.
Nov-15-14
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  Gilmoy: So, is this a TN against <10..h6 11..h5>? (which has actually been played before, +1=0-2)

This game diverges with <13..Qa5 17..Qd8>, which surely is its own punishment. Two tempi for nothing, as White's slow QN does the Ruy ...

Jan-19-15  Rob Morrison: I find this game to be a bit of a mystery. 11 . . . h5 looks to me to be counter to common sense--where will black's king ever reside safely after that? But white just manoeuvres quietly, no big pawn breaks, and then, ka-boom, 21. Nf5. Looks, at first, crushing, though Shredder says black is fine, even better, but I'm not sure it's the kind of position that Shredder can be counted on to evaluate correctly. And then black, a solid GM, throws the game away with 29 . . . Qxg5. I wonder if black threw the game away, not because he was lost, but because white's sacrifices and now dominant-looking position made him feel lost.

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