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Paulo Bersamina vs Jeffery Xiong
World Junior Championship (2016), Bhubaneswar IND, rd 12, Aug-20
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B23)  ·  0-1



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Aug-20-16  davegras: Would 58. Nxf5 be better?
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  patzer2: Interesting game. However, I didn't understand 11. Qh4 b5.

The computers indicate 11. Qh4? allows 11...Nxc2 Rb1 Nd4 (+1.22 @ 32 depth, Komodo 10) winning a pawn with advantage.

Instead of 11. Qh4?, 11. Nxd4 cxd4 12. e5 = (-0.11 @ 34 depth, Komodo 10) looks more prudent.

Aug-20-16  fisayo123: <patzer2> It was an interesting pawn sacrifice with the point of playing e5 at some point. It looked kind of dangerous (optically) for black to take that pawn. But of course, it's easy to know everything armed with Komodo 10 calculating at depth 32.
Aug-20-16  JohnDMaster: Davegras, I think if white takes on f5 the ending is lost for white as he cannot stop the 2 separated pawns while the black king can stop the c pawn.
Aug-20-16  tim butler: usa. usa. usa...

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