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  1. 26 Oct '13 22:41 / 2 edits
    Boris outplays the younger man in an awesome Najdorf, which i provide as an example of why in practical chess, there is very little planning involved.

  2. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    27 Oct '13 01:11
    lol what was up with their moves 6 to 8? Psychology attempts maybe?
  3. 27 Oct '13 09:52 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
    lol what was up with their moves 6 to 8? Psychology attempts maybe?
    it was a clash of wills. Its an interesting line that Gelfand chose, for although his kingside ends up like a swiss cheese, in compensation, whites usual plan of castling queenside and pawn storming the kingside is severely curtailed because black gets real control of e5. I thought 21...Rfc8 was a brilliant move, if white takes the knight on e5, it gets really dangerous for him,