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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Middlegame Themes.

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Timman   -----   Yusupov


Hilversum  1986


Nimzo-Indian Defence  (White to Play)






1.Rhe1 [1.Nh5  it is the important alternative f5 (1...Ne8 The best defence. White as good as forces liquidation to a very favourable Bishop against Knight endgame) 2.Bb5 Rd8 3.dxe6 dxe6 4.Bxe8 Kxe8 5.Nxf6+ Ke7 6.e5 Bxg2 7.Rxd8 Rxd8 8.Rd1 Bd5 9.a3) 2.dxe6 dxe6 3.exf5 Bxg2 (Less convincing for White) 4.Rhg1 Bf3 ( Very strong, 18 f3 Opening up the game on the kingside and in the centre, with disastrous results for Black)  Diagram

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5+-zp-+P+N%
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] 1...Ne8 2.Re3 Nd6 3.Bb3 e5 4.Nh5 Ke7 5.Rf3 c4 6.Bc2 Rg8 7.Rxf6 Rxg2 8.f4 Rxh2 9.Rxh6 f6 10.Rh7+ Kd8 Line





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