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Alexander Onischuk vs Varuzhan Akobian
US Championship (2018), St Louis, MO USA, rd 1, Apr-18
Dutch Defense: Rubinstein Variation (A84)  ·  0-1



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  FSR: IM Mark Ginsburg observes that White could have held with 25.f3! Bxf3 26.Rd7.
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  tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 25. Re2.

Interesting fight.

Apr-19-18  Marmot PFL: Computer isn't impressed at all with this game as white makes some dubious moves starting with 17 Bxc6 and black keeps a bigger edge by not trading queens.
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  FSR: Another comment by Ginsburg: <Playing a Stonewall and then promptly giving up the center with d5xc4? would have been massacred by any of [Alekhine, Petrosian, Kasparov, Karpov]>
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  thegoodanarchist: <FSR> Then after 26. Rxd1 is 26...Nxc3 the killer move? I don't see anything better
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  FSR: <thegoodanarchist> Right - that was Akobian's idea.
Apr-30-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 21 dpa

1. + / = (0.63): 12.Ng5 Kh8 13.Nf4 Qe7 14.Bd2 d3 15.Qxc4 Bxf5 16.Nxd3 Nbd7 17.Rae1 Nb6 18.Qc1 Qd7 19.Nxc5 Bxc5 20.Qxc5 Na4 21.Qa5 Nxb2 22.Bb4 Nc4 23.Qc5 Rfc8 24.Qe7 Rc7 25.Qxd7 Rxd7 26.Rd1 Rc7 27.Rfe1 Rac8 28.Ne6

2. + / = (0.63): 12.Nef4 Kh8 13.Ng5 Qe7 14.Bd2 d3 15.Qxc4 Bxf5 16.Nxd3 Nbd7 17.Rae1 Nb6 18.Qc1 Qd7 19.Nxc5 Bxc5 20.Qxc5 Na4 21.Qa5 Nxb2 22.Bb4 Nc4 23.Qc5 Rfc8 24.Qe7 Rc7 25.Qxd7 Rxd7 26.Rd1 Rc7 27.Rfe1 Rac8 28.Ne6

Apr-30-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4

11.Ne2 c5 12.Nef4 Kh8 13.Ng5 Nc6 14.Nfe6 Bxe6 15.Nxe6 Qd7 16.Qxc4 Rf7 17.Bd2 Re8 18.Rae1 Ne5 19.Qc2 Rfe7 20.f4 Nf7 21.Nxc5 Rc8 22.Nxd7 Rxc2 23.Rxe7 Bxe7 24.Re1 Rxd2 25.Rxe7 Nd6 26.Nxf6 gxf6 + / = (0.63) Depth: 22

+ / - (0.72 !) Depth: 23

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