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Re: Sloppy analysis of the 9.O-O-O Yugoslav Dragon
Reply #1 - 01/24/06 at 17:43:53
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Maybe you are right but the problem of the Rb8 variation for Dearing is the seemingly strong 11/h4! instead of attacking the a7 square !
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Sloppy analysis of the 9.O-O-O Yugoslav Dragon
11/14/05 at 21:16:43
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Julio Becerra – Pascal Charbonneau, U.S. Chess League, August 31, 2005  1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Kb1 Rb8 11. Ndb5 a6 12. Na7 e6 13. g4 Qc7 14. g5 d4 15. Bf4 e5 16. gxf6 dxc3 17. Qxc3 Bxf6 18. Bh6 Re8 19.Bxa6 and Becerra won nicely.

Annotating in the November issue of Chess Life, Michael Rhode says “On the awkward 18…Rd8 19.Rxd8+ Bxd8, White would still have 20.Bxa6.”   

Well, he’s wrong.  20.Bxa6 would lose to 20…Nxa7.  Not only that, 19…Bxd8 isn’t even the best move (unless white plays Rhode’s mistaken 20.Bxa6.)  Much better is 19. Qxd8 20. Nxc8 Qd1+ 21. Bc1 Rxc8 22. Qd3 Rd8 with an equal position.   

Very sloppy analysis by Rhode.

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