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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Anish Giri
World Championship Candidates (2020/21), Yekaterinburg RUS, rd 10, Apr-21
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation (B33)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-22-21  Ulhumbrus: On 10...Na6 suppose that White tries 11 b4 supporting the c5 pawn although the b4 pawn is not itself supported. On 11...Nxb4 12 Qa4 threatens to capture the knight as well as to make a discovered double check with the knight on b5 eg 12...Na6 13 cd Bxd6? 14 Nxd6+ winning a piece
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  beatgiant: <Ulhumbrus>
On 11. b4, Black can simply reply 11...0-0. White's pawns are looking overextended, and White will have to lose time shoring them up.
Apr-23-21  Ulhumbrus: <beatgiant: <Ulhumbrus> On 11. b4, Black can simply reply 11...0-0. White's pawns are looking overextended, and White will have to lose time shoring them up.> One attempt is 12 Ba3 eg 12 dxc5 13 d6
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  beatgiant: <Ulhumbrus>
On 11. b4 0-0 12. Ba3 dxc5 13. d6 <Bg5>. Now 14. bxc5 Qa5+ rousts White's king, but otherwise White's pawn chain dissolves.

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