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Fabiano Caruana vs Yu Yangyi
Tata Steel Masters (2020), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-13
Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Variation (C43)  ·  1-0

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Jan-13-20
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Would also have played Black's pawn sacrifice; could have sworn he had enough compensation. Optical illusion, or did Yu Yangyi miss improvement(s)?
Jan-13-20  Rat1960: 21. ... Qc6 22. f5 gxf5 23. Qe5
21. ... Qc6 22. f5 Bd7 23. c4 Rfe8 24. Qd2
Neither of which look good for black to me.
So I don't think it was so much compensation as drawing chances if you look at the game at say 26. Think the Rd6 and f5 hitting g6 is where white starts to improve.
Jan-20-20  Everett: 11..b6 I donít understand
Jan-20-20
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  Sally Simpson:


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Think Black wants to play Bg7 and 0-0 without allowing Bc5 - it's the only reason I can see.

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