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Arjun Erigaisi vs Jeffery Xiong
World Junior Championship (2016), Bhubaneswar IND, rd 1, Aug-08
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Reshevsky Variation (E46)  ·  0-1



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Aug-20-16  patzer2: Seems to me 13. Rb1? is a positional mistake, allowing Black to target an isolated pawn after 13...axb5 14. axb5 b5 .

Instead, 13. b5 = looking to trade off the b-pawn looks more prudent.

Aug-20-16  Buchner: 9.cd5? Better 9.Ne5 maybe?
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  perfidious: <patzer2....Instead, 13. b5 = looking to trade off the b-pawn looks more prudent.>

Indeed, it appears stronger, playing for a minority attack, in analogous fashion to the Exchange QGD.

As the game actually went, White's slow development, characteristic of the Reshevsky line 5.Ne2, allows his opponent an opportunity not typically good for him in 13....axb4 14.axb4 b5.

In these QGD Exchange structures, Black cannot usually manage ....b7-b5, followed by swinging a knight round to c4, as it is too time-consuming; the resultant weakness at c6 negates his efforts. Here, however, White's quiet play allows a textbook demonstration of the strengths in the opponent's game.

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