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A6, there is the better-masked one: 1 8 . :gg1 'I1Mxf3! This forces White to give up his plan based on 'I1Mh4. 'I1Mf4 d4 With a strong initiative. ctJd4 (hoping for 1 8 . . 'I1Mg2? ) because of 18 ... �a6. �d3 Just one of many reasonable continuations. My oid notes included an interesting piece of information: "After the game, Akopian said he had analysed 1 7,Ek7 about five years earlier, but thought that Black was OK after 1 7 .. l:ab8 followed by ... �a8, . . :gfe8, with . . 'I1Md4!? Temporarily blocking the pawn threatening 'I1Md4-h4, but it fails to: 1 7 ...

D4!? a b e d e f g h To tell the truth, I planned to meet both move orders in the same way. a b e d e f g h 13 ... 0-O! This was our idea, to give up a pawn for the sake of rapid development. 1 3 . . tiJ f6? Wa4t. 13 . . c4?! Wa4 would place me in an unpleasant pin, facing threats such as tiJe5 or l"Ic3-e3. At the same time, White had to pick up the gauntlet if he wanted to prove anything. 0-0 tiJ f6 Black has comfortable play. 14 ... bxc5 1 4 ... d4? c6. ixd7 Wxd7 16Jhc5 �h3 Chapter 3 - Dynamic Pawn Play a a b e d e f g h We stopped our analysis here, considering that Black has enough compensation.

Here I stopped for 1 6 minutes to double­ check our analysis, although I was enthusiastic about our findings and impatient to put it on the board. As a result of my long think, Vladimir might have thought I came up with the idea over the board. It is interesting to speculate how the psychological situation would have changed if ! had continued blitzing. He would have understood that I had already checked everything in detail, which could have had various consequences. He could either have become nervous or checked every move more carefully, or possibly both at the same time.

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