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Le Quang Liem vs Jeffery Xiong
St Louis Summer A (2019), St Louis, MO USA, rd 7, Jun-25
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0

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Jul-11-19
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  patzer2: It's not obvious, but with 18...Qc4? Black concedes White a decisive advantage after 19. Nd5 +- (+2.87 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 10).

Instead, 18...Nbd7 (+0.86 @ 33 ply, Stockfish 10) improves Black's drawing chances.

In the opening, instead of the seldom played 12...Rd8 13. Nf3 ⩲, our Opening Explorer indicates Black has had reasonably good success with the popular move 12...Re8 = as in the draw in Caruana vs Anand, 2013.

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