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Eugenio Torre vs Watu Kobese
Chess Olympiad (2016), Baku AZE, rd 5, Sep-06
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Variation (A01)  ·  1-0

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Sep-06-16  Virgil A: Watu say, Kobe? Another excellent endgame by AFGM Torre.
Sep-06-16  Pulo y Gata: Watu do, Kobeyashi Maru?
Sep-06-16  Virgil A: After 42.Ra7 , the Black R is tied down in preventing d6 for a mate threat. The best option for Black is probably advance the a pawn to release the K from the back rank. Even then, White should prevail.

Lufet mo, James!

Sep-06-16  Virgil A: This is a fine example of Watu-ma-call-it , Kobeyashi Maru :)
Sep-06-16  epistle: Nice opening!
Sep-06-16  spawn2: Masterclass in rook endings.
Sep-06-16  GoldMedallist: GM Torre hasn't lost yet up to this round in Baku Olympiad. 4.5/5.
Sep-07-16
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Sep-07-16  FICSwoodpusher: After 11. e4 the pawn structure reminds me of the opening ==> Czech Benoni.

I don't claim to be any good at chess but it seems to me that this sort of transposition was not a good one for the black pieces.

The black knight on d7 is blocking his own bishop which will be needed for black to play f5. From the few games that I have played in this opening I have usually not developed the queens knight that early and sometimes even take it to the route of a6-c7.

Secondly, black's dark squared bishop would ideally be placed on e7 rather than g7. The reason for this is to allow black to play (after castling) nf6-e8-g7 which supports the f5 pawn push.

Lastly black's plan of launching the h pawn worked in white's favour as that allowed white to play pawn to g4 which put a stop to any idea black will ever have of playing pawn to f5.

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