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    • Making a full point out of a rather lost position

      This is a last roung game I played against a very talented Greek youngster. (yesterday!). White came out of the opening (a Modern Benoni) with a clear positional advantange. However, after my bitter experience a couple of rounds earlier (where I... | Read More

      • IM pfren
      • | Sep 2, 2014
      • | 1147 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Fighting a "solid" Sicilian line

      This is a well-known Sicilian Kan tabiya, with over 100 master games played from it. I happened to meet it in a correspondence game a few months ago, and I was quite puzzled about the way white should handle it. Question no.1: How do you evaluat... | Read More

      • IM pfren
      • | Mar 14, 2014
      • | 3592 views
      • | 32 comments
    • A Halloween bust

      Actually I do not think this is a well played game, by either side (my opponent is an ICCF IM). I will probably not repeat 9...Qd7 again. While I would be very happy to see the established line (where white stands badly) my opponent played the ve... | Read More

      • IM pfren
      • | Apr 29, 2013
      • | 3609 views
      • | 25 comments