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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

This is the kind of routine GM vs non-GM win that will pass unnoticed, but has a mysterious effortless air to it. There are two major things to notice about this game.

(1)Black's formation against the London System is effective. The ..Nd7/Ne7!? development allow black to hunt Bf4 with a quick ...e5 and ..Nf5
(2)The endgame method used to exploit the bishop pair and compromised pawn structure.

Scipioni,G (2041) - Horvath,Cs (2514)
London System vs Averbakh[A40]
2nd Adriatico Open A Montesilvano ITA (1.1), 01.03.2013

Position 1
Black has many imbalances to work with in the ending.

  • The strong Bd4
  • The bishop pair
  • Active rooks
  • Better structure

What do you suggest for black now?

Black to Play


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