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  Lputian,Smbat v. Ivanchuk,Vassily - Tripled pawns aren't much use...

Marquis of Somerset

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Wed Sep 23 2015 3:37PM | MsgID: 18534038

Hi all

I recommend the following annotation to be checked out and feedback given to the game annotator who is: jim42078, Lord Ptarmigan

Game quotation:

Tripled pawns aren't much use...

Game introduction:

A fairly short game that sees Vassily Ivanchuk tear apart an unorthodox opening by White with a series of pawn sacrifices. The final game position was featured in the Times' Chess column recently, which brought the game to my attention.

Game conclusions:

Both sides seemed to break a lot of the "rules" of opening play. Black broke them "in a better way". Whatever that means. Let your play be guided by the demands of the position, I guess, is the lesson here. And it's yet another example of how bad a position with tripled pawns can be.

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Best wishes
Marquis of Somerset