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Olga Girya vs Joseph G Gallagher
Gibraltar International Chess Festival (2022), Gibraltar ENG, rd 1, Jan-24
King's Indian Defense: Larsen Variation (E90)  ·  1-0



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  Dionysius1: A bit mean to smash the author's King's Indian like that.
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  fredthebear: But it's OLGA! You go girl!
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  Dionysius1: Olga volga, it's still rude!
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  fredthebear: OE thinks 8.Qc2 is the best move, although 8.QxQd8 is played much more often.

White to move [Opening Explorer]

1) +0.25 (28 ply) 8.Qc2 Nbd7 9.Rd1 c6 10.Be2 Qe7 11.O-O Nh5 12.Qd2 Nf4 13.Bxf4 exf4 14.Qxf4 Re8 15.Rfe1 Ne5 16.Nxe5 Bxe5 17.Qe3 Be6 18.Rd2 Red8 19.Red1 Rxd2 20.Rxd2 Rd8 21.f4 Rxd2 22.Qxd2 Bc7 23.Kf1 Bb6 24.a3

2) +0.05 (28 ply) 8.Qb3 c6 9.Qa3 Nbd7 10.Rd1 Re8 11.Be2 Bf8 12.Qb3 Qa5 13.Qc2 Nc5 14.O-O Bg4 15.a3 Ne6 16.Rd2 Nf4 17.Bxf4 exf4 18.h3 Bxf3 19.Bxf3 Qc7 20.b4 a5 21.c5 axb4 22.axb4

3) +0.02 (27 ply) 8.Be2 Nc6 9.Qxd8 Rxd8 10.Bg5 Rd7 11.Bd1 Nb4 12.O-O Ne8 13.Be3 c6 14.Rb1 b6 15.Ba4 Bb7 16.a3 Nd3 17.Bc2 Rad8 18.Rfd1 Nf4 19.Rxd7 Rxd7 20.c5 b5 21.Bb3 Ne6 22.Bxe6 fxe6

Black must certainly find a different way to respond to 8.Qc2. White's advantage in space and development thereafter dominates this game rather easily.

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  Dionysius1: True dat! In the openings feature here, there are only 5 games to go by and in none of them Black responded 8...Qe7.

Maybe Gallagher was rusty, or was trying something new.

Either way the in-house engine evaluates the position after 8...Qe7 as +1.09 after 6 seconds (those interested can look it up for themselves as to why, or whether the evaluation changes after more time)

Jan-29-22  carpovius: How much Gallagher's King's Indian books cost?)
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  Dionysius1: Hi <carpovius>
Feb-07-22  carpovius: Even one penny is too much for his books on KID)
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  perfidious: One penny is, however, more valuable than <crapovius>' views of Gallagher as an author. Full stop.
Feb-08-22  carpovius: Totally agree wt <prefidious>. "Full stop" is a best recommendation for Gallagher's books on KID)

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