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Re: Returning the pawn
Reply #3 - 08/07/19 at 19:13:47
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Hi all, I did some quick analysis of this 21... Bf4. Interested to hear any thoughts.
  
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Re: Returning the pawn
Reply #2 - 08/06/19 at 08:05:09
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mn wrote on 08/06/19 at 01:44:23:
but I seem to recall there was a piece sacrifice on f4, and a game Aronian drew comfortably with Black.


That would be his game with Karjakin in Bilbao later the same year. That went 18. f3 Bh3 19. Qf2 Rxe1 20 Qxe1 and now .. Bf4

An engine would accept the sacrifice, but only to achieve an ending with White having Rook, Bishop and Knight against a Queen but unable to coordinate.

Yifan and Leko repeated the same idea at Wijk.
  
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Re: Returning the pawn
Reply #1 - 08/06/19 at 01:44:23
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IIRC, the ...Qg4 ...Qd7 maneuvre was given by Gustafsson on his ChessBase DVD.

In his update Marshall videos, I think he covered what he said was a stronger possibility. I don't remember what it was, but I seem to recall there was a piece sacrifice on f4, and a game Aronian drew comfortably with Black.
  
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Returning the pawn
08/05/19 at 23:31:09
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In a recent game, I met an idea I wasn't familiar with.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 0-0 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d4 Bd6 13. Re1 Qh4 14. g3 Qh3 15. Qe2 Bg4 16. Qf1 Qh5 17. Nd2 Rae8 and now 18. f3

You can play Bh3, but why not regain the pawn with a simple tactic? So 18 .. Rxe1 19. Qxe1 Bxf3 20. Nxf3 Qxf3

White now plays 21. Bd2 leaving Black to find ideas.

When Yifan Hou played this against Adams at Gibraltar in 2012, he came up with the idea of 21. .. Qg4, intending a regroup after Qd7. Later in the same tournament, Svidler played the same idea against Movsesian.

Leko and Aronian preferred 18. .. Bh3 in subsequent games.

The slightly puzzling aspect is that the line hasn't been repeated since 2013 according to my investigations. Perhaps the Adams idea of Qg4 is enough. Material is level, but the Marshall pawn structure on the Queen side remains intact, so White's attempted advantage is just a Bishop pair.
  
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