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Normal Topic Halkias-Aloma Vidal (Aix-les-Bains) (Read 1867 times)
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Halkias-Aloma Vidal (Aix-les-Bains)
03/25/11 at 19:56:44
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I wonder who wrote the comments to this game for the Chessbase site; they strike me as, well, not the most insightful/well-informed comments I've ever seen.  A couple of examples:  after 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 e5 5.d3 0-0 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.0-0 d6 8.Rb1, 8...a5 is said to be "probably suspect," followed by some generalized blather.  As far as I know, theory has considered 8...a5 the main move there for decades.  Then after 9. a3 h6 (also quite respected are the centrally-oriented approaches 9...Nd4 and 9...Re8), the annotator says, "The idea is to be able to play Nh5 followed by f5-Be6 and not have to worry about undesirable intrusions on g5."  Well, that's how Black played in the game, but it strikes me as unusual; as far as I know, the most standard way of following up ...h6 is ...Be6 with the idea of ...Qd7, ...Bh3, ...Ng4 and ...f5. 
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