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  1. 15 Dec '15 23:59 / 1 edit
    Hey All Others,
    Can anyone help me? I want to find the opening which may be a type of Yugoslav attack against the Sicilian Dragon where White gives up his or her Queen for 2 pieces which may be for a Knight and Rook.

    I am not sure of the actual move progression before White trades its Queen to gain lesser powered pieces.

    Also, if I remember right, White uses 2 rooks and other pieces while Black still has its Queen, but has to use 1 less Knight and 1 less Rook. White has 1 extra piece.

    Alexander Shabalov may have a database game where he uses the Queen trade and gains 2 of Black's pieces, but I am not sure what the exact moves are in a database. If I remember right, Shabalov plays the White against a non-GM player, and maybe not, even a 2300 or higher player. But I only assume that.

    For all I know, I might have seen part of the game I am talking about in Chess Life of the United States Chess Federation magazine maybe even 10 to 15 years ago. I am not sure of the actual move progression before White trades its Queen to gain lesser powered pieces. I don't think, though, that only Shabalov has played the White side with the Queen trade and still gone on to win against Black. Maybe, in part, a similar start of the game is like. I don't really know

  2. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    16 Dec '15 01:15 / 1 edit
    Not by Shabalov on my db. I found two games that fit the bill otherwise, the first from 1992 (Romulo vs Ladd) and the second from 2005 (Farago vs Bennett).