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Varuzhan Eduardovich Akobian vs Awonder Liang
US Championship (2018), St Louis, MO USA, rd 2, Apr-19
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation (D35)  ·  1-0

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Apr-19-18
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  chancho: Awonder of a blunder!
Apr-19-18  Marmot PFL: Black should have asked himself what the point was of 34 Qd3, what does it threaten? Maybe he was really short of time and couldn't do that.
Apr-20-18
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  Count Wedgemore: After 3,,,d5 4.cxd5 exd5, this game transposed into the exchange variation of the QGD, so the game should be classified as such, not ECO E10 as it says here..
Apr-20-18
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  tpstar: White to Play and Win after 34 ... Ree7.

19. Nxb5!? is tempting except the Ba6 hangs - 19 ... cxb5 20. Qxc7 Qxa6 and Black has two pieces for a Rook.

Apr-20-18
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  morfishine: <Count Wedgemore: After 3,,,d5 4.cxd5 exd5, this game transposed into the exchange variation of the QGD, so the game should be classified as such, not ECO E10 as it says here..> Not true, transposition(s) are irrelevant

Move order: 1.d4 nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 = E10

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Apr-20-18
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  PawnSac: < chancho: Awonder of a blunder! >

The blunder is Awonder

Apr-29-18
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  FSR: A very sloppy game. White missed the elementary 26.Nxd5! Qxc2 27.Nxf6+ winning a pawn and the game.
Apr-29-18  Kinan: Why not 19..Nb8 trapping the bishop
Apr-29-18
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  FSR: <Kinan> White must have intended to give up knight and bishop for rook and pawn with 20.Nxb5 cxb5 21.Qxc7 Qxc7 22.Rxc7 Nxa6.

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