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Re: Semi-Tarrasch
Reply #57 - 02/02/08 at 16:09:21
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I've been interested to note that 11...Nd7 (instead of 11...Nc6) is becoming a more popular way of handling the Semi-Tarrasch as Black.  Vitali Golod seems to have been one of the most diligent advocates of the Semi-Tarrasch and he recently switched to 11...Nd7.  I've not looked at this carefully, but maybe this deserves some attention...

[Event "FIDE World Cup"]
[Site "Khanty Mansiysk"]
[Date "2005.11.27"]
[White "Radjabov,Teimour"]
[Black "Van Wely,Loek"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Bxd2+ 10.Qxd2 0-0 11.Bc4 Nd7 12.0-0 b6 13.Rad1 Bb7 14.Rfe1 Rc8 15.Bd3 h6 16.Bb1 Re8 17.Re3 Qc7 18.e5 Nf8 19.Ne1 Qe7 20.Rg3 Qh4 21.h3 f5 22.exf6 Qxf6 23.Nd3 Red8 24.Nf4 Rc5 25.d5 g5 26.h4 Rc4 27.Nh5 Qe5 28.hxg5 Rxd5 29.Nf6+ 1-0

[Event "Barcelona Casino"]
[Site "Barcelona"]
[Date "2006.10.09"]
[White "Granda Zuniga,Julio E"]
[Black "Ivanchuk,Vassily"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Bxd2+ 10.Qxd2 0-0 11.Bc4 Nd7 12.0-0 b6 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qe3 Rc8 15.Bd3 Re8 16.Nd2 Nf8 17.Ne4 Bxe4 18.Bxe4 Ng6 19.Rad1 Ne7 20.Qh3 g6 21.Rd3 Nd5 22.Qh6 Re7 23.g4 Rc3 24.Rfd1 Rec7 25.Kg2 b5 26.h4 b4 27.Rh1 Rxd3 28.Bxd3 Nc3 29.h5 Qxd4 30.hxg6 fxg6 31.Bxg6 Qxg4+ 32.Kf1 Qe2+ 0-1

[Site "Bazna"]
[Date "2007.06.16"]
[White "Chiburdanidze,Maia"]
[Black "Ribli,Zoltan"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 c5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Bxd2+ 10.Qxd2 0-0 11.Bc4 Nd7 12.0-0 b6 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qe3 Rc8 15.Bd3 h6 1/2

[Event "Monarch Assurance 16th"]
[Site "Port Erin"]
[Date "2007.09.22"]
[White "Kunin,Vitaly L"]
[Black "Golod,Vitali"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Bxd2+ 10.Qxd2 0-0 11.Bc4 Nd7 12.0-0 b6 13.a4 Bb7 14.Qe2 Rc8 15.Ba6 Qc7 16.a5 Bxa6 17.Qxa6 Nf6 18.Rfe1 Qc2 19.Re2 Qb3 20.h3 Rc2 21.e5 Rxe2 22.Qxe2 Nd5 23.axb6 axb6 24.Ng5 Qc3 25.Rd1 h6 26.Ne4 Qc6 27.Qd2 b5 28.Rc1 Qb6 29.Rc5 Rd8 30.Nd6 b4 31.Qd3 Qa7 32.Rb5 Rb8 33.g3 Nc3 34.Rxb8+ Qxb8 35.Qf3 f5 36.Qc6 b3 37.Nb5 Qxb5 38.Qxe6+ Kf8 39.Qc8+ Kf7 40.e6+ Ke7
41.Qc7+ Kxe6 42.Qxc3 b2 43.Qe1+ Kf6 44.Qb1 Qe2 45.g4 g6 46.gxf5 gxf5 47.d5 Qd2 48.Kg2 Qc1 49.Qd3 b1=Q 50.Qa6+ Kg7 0-1

[Event "Maalot Tarshiha"]
[Date "2008.01.07"]
[White "Macieja,Bartlomiej"]
[Black "Gyimesi,Zoltan"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Bxd2+ 10.Qxd2 0-0 11.Bc4 Nd7 12.0-0 b6 13.a4 Bb7 14.Bd3 Rc8 15.a5 Qc7 16.Ra3 Rfd8 17.Rb1 h6 18.h3 Qd6 19.Rab3 Rc7 20.Qe3 Rdc8 21.axb6 axb6 22.d5 Rc3 23.e5 Qc5 24.Rxc3 Qxc3 25.dxe6 fxe6 26.Nd4 Bd5 27.Rd1 Kh8 28.Kh2 b5 29.Rd2 Qc1 30.Ne2 Qa1 31.Nf4 Qxe5 32.Qg3 Kg8 33.Bxb5 Rc3 34.f3 Nf6 35.Bd3 Rc1 36.Rc2 Rxc2 37.Bxc2 g5 1/2


  

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Re: Semi-Tarrasch
Reply #56 - 11/22/07 at 22:32:02
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I posted this game in the General Chess section, but thought it might warrant noting here.  I am starting to cool on the Semi-Tarrasch, if only because it offers Black few winning chances against good play from White.  I will likely continue to use it in games against very strong opposition where I'd be happy with a draw, but I'm starting to look at the Vienna and the Ragozin as more aggressive alternatives.  Nevertheless, I really think the Semi-Tarrasch could be an effective equalizer for Black...


[Event "Champions League 2007 Fast Track Group 1"]   
[Site "ICCF"]   
[Date "2007.9.1"]   
[White "Sheppard, Barry S."]   
[Black "Egan, Michael"]   
[Board "3"]   
[WhiteTeam "Chess Nomads"]   
[BlackTeam "CHESSPUBLISHING.COM"]   
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Bxd2+ 10.Qxd2 O-O 11.Bc4 Nc6 12.O-O b6 13.Rad1 Bb7 14.Rfe1 Rc8 15.d5 Na5 16.Bd3 Qe7 17.Bf1 exd5 18.exd5 Qd6 19.Ng5 Rcd8 20.Qd3 Qh6 21.Qf5 g6 22.Qg4 Rxd5 23.Nxf7 Qg7 24.Nd6 Qf6 25.Nxb7 Rxd1 26.Qxd1 Nxb7 1/2-1/2

17.Bf1 was a new move to me, which I think I mishandled--not sure I should have allowed the IQP, though I think White let me off the hook with 22.Qg4; 22.Qe5 looked more difficult, though I suspect Black was always okay...
  

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Re: Semi-Tarrasch
Reply #55 - 10/02/07 at 05:43:28
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The Semi-Tarrasch was originally put forth as an improvement on the QGD Tarrasch because it didnt' leave Black with an automatic IQP.  Instead, White was often left with an IQP.  Our understanding of chess has grown so much since those initial assessments that Black doesn't mind playing with an IQP and active pieces.  Neither does White. 

A long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away), Aron Nimzovich pointed out that playing both sides of IQP positions would greatly enhance one's positional understanding.  Since the days of Spassky-Petrosian, the Tarrasch and Semi-Tarrasch have been virtually equally popular.  Perhaps the Tarrasch has been a bit more popular because some youngster from Baku played it in 1979.  But the Semi-Tarrasch is still played at various levels on a fairly regular basis.
  
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Re: Semi-Tarrasch
Reply #54 - 09/30/07 at 21:42:59
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I've seen it suggested that the Semi-Tarrasch is an improved Tarrasch--I can only imagine this is somewhat tongue-in-cheek and in reference to Black avoiding the IQP that is a common feature of the Tarrasch.  So: improved pawn structure.

On the other hand, the Semi-Tarrasch is rather passive.  I think Black can enjoy a very solid position and might have better than average chances in the endgame because of the queenside pawn majority.  However, White enjoys all the initiative in the middlegame, and can build up some rather dangerous attacks against the Black king.  Study the games of Vitali Golod, who has a very strong record with the Semi-Tarrasch, and has improved considerably on some of the classic games played by Tal and others.  In fact, he played it just a few days ago at the Isle of Man tournament against Vitali Kunin, and played 11...Nbd7 for the first time (he typically played 11...Nc6).  It will be interesting to see if he continues to play the Semi-Tarrasch this way in the future...
  

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Reply #53 - 09/30/07 at 18:11:05
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I have questions:

is the semi tarrasch an improved tarrasch?
what is the downside, plus in comparison to the normal tarrasch?
  
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Re: Semi-Tarrasch
Reply #52 - 07/29/07 at 15:36:21
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Dji wrote on 07/29/07 at 14:37:50:
In the line 5.cd5 Nd5 6.g3 the relatively new 6...Nc6 7.Bg2 Ndb4!? should to be examine too.


This can arise out of an English, too.  And it does have some merit--well worth a look!  It seems as though White could be in trouble...

[Event "Linares 16th"]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "1999.02.21"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Kramnik,Vladimir"]
[Black "Topalov,Veselin"]
1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.d4 e6 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.Bg2 Ndb4 8.e3 cxd4 9.exd4 Nxd4 10.0-0 Nxf3+ 11.Qxf3 Be7 12.Rd1 Qa5 13.a3 0-0 14.Bf4 Nc6 15.b4 Qf5 16.b5 Na5 17.Bc7 Qxf3 18.Bxf3 Nb3 19.Rab1 Nc5 20.a4 a5 21.b6 f6 22.Bd6 Bxd6 23.Rxd6 e5 24.Bd5+ Kh8 25.Rb5 Nd3 26.Be4 Nb4 27.Nd5 Nc6 28.Nc7 Rb8 29.Kg2 f5 30.Bxc6 bxc6 31.Rxe5 f4 32.gxf4 Rxb6 33.Ne6  1/2

[Event "Elbow Beach Club GM-A"]
[Site "Paget Parish"]
[Date "2001.01.20"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Stefansson,Hannes"]
[Black "Macieja,Bartlomiej"]
1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.g3 d5 5.d4 e6 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.Bg2 Ndb4 8.e3 cxd4 9.exd4 Nxd4 10.0-0 Nxf3+ 11.Qxf3 Be7 12.Rd1 Qa5 13.Bf4 0-0 14.Qe2 Nc6 15.a3 Qf5 16.Be4 Qh3 17.Bg2 Qf5 18.Be4 Qh3 19.Bg2  1/2

[Event "RUS-chT rapid"]
[Site "Sochi"]
[Date "2004.04.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Popov,Valerij"]
[Black "Makarov,Marat"]
1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.d4 e6 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.Bg2 Ndb4 8.e3 cxd4 9.exd4 Nxd4 10.0-0 Nxf3+ 11.Qxf3 Be7 12.Rd1 Qa5 13.a3 0-0 14.Bf4 Nc6 15.b4 Qf5 16.b5 Ne5 17.Qe4 Qxe4 18.Bxe4 Nc4 19.Rd4 e5 20.Rxc4 exf4 21.Nd5 Bd6 22.Nxf4 Rb8 23.Rd1 Bxa3 24.Ra1 Bd6 25.Rxa7 Re8 26.b6 Bxf4 27.gxf4 Bh3 28.f3 Re6 29.Rxb7 Rxb6 30.Rxb6  1/2

  

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Re: Semi-Tarrasch
Reply #51 - 07/29/07 at 14:37:50
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In the line 5.cd5 Nd5 6.g3 the relatively new 6...Nc6 7.Bg2 Ndb4!? should to be examine too.
  

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Reply #50 - 07/29/07 at 14:37:45
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Given that White will be able to set up two pawns in the middle of the board, it is in White's best interest to exchange bishops and take some pieces off the board in order to reduce White's chances of a kingside attack while Black must keep an eye on those pawns (nevermind the cramped quarters).  With this in mind, I think the correct line for Black is:

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Bxd2+ 10.Qxd2 0-0 11.Bc4 at which point 11...b5 is not so attractive.

Spassky-Fischer notwithstanding, I really don't think b7-b5 is Black's best or worth avoiding as White.  Playing Bc4 also lets White keep the bishop on the a2-g8 diagonal, even after b7-b5, which can apply some nasty pressure on f7.  As you mentioned, the move caught Spassky by surprise.  Better was 10.Be2 as played by Jussupow below, keeping the d-file open and enjoying a spatial advantage.  In all, b7-b5 strikes me as a useful "trick" than objectively Black's strongest...

[Event "World Championship 28th"]
[Site "Reykjavik"]
[Date "1972.07.11"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Spassky,Boris V"]
[Black "Fischer,Robert James"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Nc6 9.Bc4 b5 10.Bd3 Bb4+ 11.Bd2 Bxd2+ 12.Qxd2 a6 13.a4 0-0 14.Qc3 Bb7 15.axb5 axb5 16.0-0 Qb6 17.Rab1 b4 18.Qd2 Nxd4 19.Nxd4 Qxd4 20.Rxb4 Qd7 21.Qe3 Rfd8 22.Rfb1 Qxd3 23.Qxd3 Rxd3 24.Rxb7 g5 25.Rb8+ Rxb8 26.Rxb8+ Kg7 27.f3 Rd2 28.h4 h6 29.hxg5 hxg5 1/2



[Event "Candidates Tournament"]
[Site "Montpellier"]
[Date "1985.10.??"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Jussupow,Artur"]
[Black "Ribli,Zoltan"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Nc6 9.Bc4 b5 10.Be2 Bb4+ 11.Bd2 Qa5 12.d5 exd5 13.exd5 Ne7 14.0-0 Bxd2 15.Nxd2 0-0 16.Nb3 Qd8 17.Bf3 Nf5 18.Rc1 Nd6 19.Qd4 Qb6 20.Qf4 Bd7 21.Nd4 Rfe8 22.Nc6 Nc4 23.Rfe1 Nb2 24.Be4 Nc4 25.h3 h6 26.Bd3 Nb2 27.Bb1 Bxc6 28.dxc6 Rxe1+ 29.Rxe1 Qxc6 30.Be4 Qc3 31.Rc1 Nd3 32.Qxf7+  1-0

  

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Re: Semi-Tarrasch
Reply #49 - 07/29/07 at 04:36:32
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I'm not so sure that ...b5 is a distant threat at all.  After all, Spassky-Fischer 1972 (game 9) saw 9.Bc4 b5!  This move had apparently been completely overlooked by Spassky and his team!
  
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Re: Semi-Tarrasch
Reply #48 - 07/28/07 at 20:21:10
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kylemeister wrote on 07/28/07 at 19:31:58:
HgMan wrote on 07/28/07 at 17:18:09:
Dji wrote on 02/25/07 at 10:27:28:
kylemeister wrote on 02/23/07 at 16:18:56:
I have the impression that 6. g3 (which overlaps with the English) is also annoying.  For instance, a recent game in a long theoretical line (Werle-Broekmeulen, in the Dutch league) looked nice for White.  


yes nice but 7...cxd4?! 8.Nxd4 is a  sideline the real test is 7...Be7 8.0-0 0-0 and here 9.Nxd5 or 9.e4


Can't 6...cxd4 7.Nxd4 Bb4 transpose into a Nimzo-Indian?


For what it's worth, ECO considers that an English, and as being slightly better for White.  (Rather oddly, the volume dealing with the Semi-Tarrasch only gives 7. Nxd5, leading to equality.)


This doesn't look particularly harmful at all...
  

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Reply #47 - 07/28/07 at 20:19:48
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Smyslov_Fan wrote on 07/28/07 at 18:26:26:
Andrew Brett beat me by about two days... and five months.

I read a 1970s article on the Semi-tarrasch (possibly in Keres' Power Chess that suggested 11.Bd3 is probably more accurate than 11.Bc4 because of the threat of ...b5 as was seen in the early 1970s.

I would try 11.Bd3 rather than try to replicate Spassky's famous win over Petrosian.  Of course, an early e3 by White also does well.  11.Bc4 may score well, but it seems to play directly into Black's preparation.


I must admit, I initially thought so, but in the Semi-Tarrasch, White's main goal is to create a passed pawn on the d-file by exchanging on d5.  With this in mind, 11.Bd3 can get in the way since it obstructs the pawn's protection from a rook on d1, and interferes with the key idea of White's side of the Semi-Tarrasch. 

For what it's worth, the threat of ...b5 is a rather distant one (if it ever materializes); the bishop is more likely to be kicked by ...Nc6-a5 at some point, though it's worth mentioning that the most common response to 11.Bc4 is 11...Nc6, which in turn leaves the knight likely to get kicked by the advance of the d-pawn...
  

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Reply #46 - 07/28/07 at 19:31:58
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HgMan wrote on 07/28/07 at 17:18:09:
Dji wrote on 02/25/07 at 10:27:28:
kylemeister wrote on 02/23/07 at 16:18:56:
I have the impression that 6. g3 (which overlaps with the English) is also annoying.  For instance, a recent game in a long theoretical line (Werle-Broekmeulen, in the Dutch league) looked nice for White.  


yes nice but 7...cxd4?! 8.Nxd4 is a  sideline the real test is 7...Be7 8.0-0 0-0 and here 9.Nxd5 or 9.e4


Can't 6...cxd4 7.Nxd4 Bb4 transpose into a Nimzo-Indian?


For what it's worth, ECO considers that an English, and as being slightly better for White.  (Rather oddly, the volume dealing with the Semi-Tarrasch only gives 7. Nxd5, leading to equality.)

By the way, that line/game I mentioned earlier became the basis for an article by Werle in NIC Yearbook 82.  After 6. g3 Nc6 7. Bg2 cd 8. Nxd4 Nxc3 9. bc Nxd4 10. Qxd4, he says, "Why does everybody take the queen without hesitation, only because it's theory? [...] the logical move seems to me to be 10...Be7!? [...]  In my opinion, the endgame that arises after 10...Qxd4 is clearly in White's favour."

Also, it seems to me that  7...Be7 8. 0-0 0-0 9. e4 has long been considered slightly better for White.    


  
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Andrew Brett beat me by about two days... and five months.

I read a 1970s article on the Semi-tarrasch (possibly in Keres' Power Chess that suggested 11.Bd3 is probably more accurate than 11.Bc4 because of the threat of ...b5 as was seen in the early 1970s.

I would try 11.Bd3 rather than try to replicate Spassky's famous win over Petrosian.  Of course, an early e3 by White also does well.  11.Bc4 may score well, but it seems to play directly into Black's preparation.
  
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Dji wrote on 02/25/07 at 10:27:28:
kylemeister wrote on 02/23/07 at 16:18:56:
I have the impression that 6. g3 (which overlaps with the English) is also annoying.  For instance, a recent game in a long theoretical line (Werle-Broekmeulen, in the Dutch league) looked nice for White.  


yes nice but 7...cxd4?! 8.Nxd4 is a  sideline the real test is 7...Be7 8.0-0 0-0 and here 9.Nxd5 or 9.e4


Can't 6...cxd4 7.Nxd4 Bb4 transpose into a Nimzo-Indian?
  

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Reply #43 - 07/28/07 at 17:11:17
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Ptero wrote on 02/23/07 at 16:18:13:
Check out the Smyslov-Ribli candidates match from 1983 for some nice 6.e3 games


It would appear that Ribli still trots out the Semi-Tarrasch at times, as evidenced by these recent efforts:

[Event "HUN-chT2 Charousek 0607"]
[Site "Hungary"]
[Date "2006.11.12"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Csiszar,Csaba"]
[Black "Ribli,Zoltan"]
[Result "1/2"]
[Eco "D41"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 c5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Nc6
9.Bc4 Bb4+ 10.Bd2 Bxd2+ 11.Qxd2 0-0 12.0-0 b6 13.Rfd1 Na5 14.Be2 Bb7 15.Qf4 Qf6 16.Qe3 Qe7
17.Ne5 Rac8 18.Rac1 f6 19.Nc4 Nxc4 20.Bxc4  1/2

[Event "Bazna"]
[Site "Bazna"]
[Date "2007.06.16"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Chiburdanidze,Maia"]
[Black "Ribli,Zoltan"]
[Result "1/2"]
[Eco "D41"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 c5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Bb4+
9.Bd2 Bxd2+ 10.Qxd2 0-0 11.Bc4 Nd7 12.0-0 b6 13.e5 Bb7 14.Qe3 Rc8 15.Bd3 h6 1/2

Neither does much to advance the theory at all, but interesting that 25 years later, he should still use it occasionally.  Incidentally, Zoltan Gyimesi seems to play the Semi-Tarrasch from time to time.  Is this a Hungarian thing?
  

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