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Alexander Onischuk vs Ray Robson
US Championship (2017), St Louis, MO USA, rd 8, Apr-06
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Modern Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0



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Apr-06-17  wtpy: Isn't 17..cd4 a better way to give up the queen? 18 Ra3 de3 19 Rc3 ef2 20 Qf2 Bc3 harvests a rook, a piece and 3 pawns for the queen. Now white may have a decisive attack I don't see but I would still rather have the extra piece. Perhaps our silicon friends will shed some light.
Apr-07-17  catlover: Have to hand it to Robson—he loses his queen early on and yet he gamely hangs in there, slugging it out. Must have been hoping that Onischuk would slip up.
Apr-07-17  catlover: <wtpy: Isn't 17..cd4 a better way to give up the queen?> In response to 17...cxd4, Stockfish came up with a different response by white:

17... cxd4 18. Bd2 Qxa1 19. Rxa1 Rfb8 20. Bf4.

It rates white as better by +3.24, which is a bit worse for black than how it rated the game continuation.

Apr-07-17  protonchess: Black gave up the Queen for a Rook plus 3 pawns (initially). It was more like a trade than a loss. It turned out badly, but it was worth a try.

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