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  1. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    17 Nov '15 21:35 / 1 edit
    Great game by Rapport! Check out the opening, what is that?



    Notice how the cunning move 19.a3 prepares for the knight invasion Nd6. Black cannot take the pawn on c5 because of axb4 attacking the Queen and allowing white to recapture the rook on c5 with a pawn, leaving him with a monster passed c-pawn. This is such an elegant finesse, really World class!
  2. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Nov '15 12:58
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Great game by Rapport! Check out the opening, what is that?

    [pgn][Event "European Team Championship"]
    [Site "Reykjavik ISL"]
    [Date "2015.11.15"]
    [EventDate "2015.11.13"]
    [Round "3.3"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [White "Richard Rapport"]
    [Black "Laurent Fressinet"]
    [ECO "A03"]
    [WhiteElo "2693"]
    [BlackElo "2712"]
    [PlyCount "77"]

    1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 g6 3. ...[text shortened]... , leaving him with a monster passed c-pawn. This is such an elegant finesse, really World class!
    Why would he even consider taking the pawn on c4 when it is protected by the knight?