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Shabalov Flare

Shabalov Flare

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Here is a game from the 2008 US Open, GM Shabalov - FM Banawa with full annotations and commentary:





In this game we saw Shabalov play in his typical fashion, freely giving away pawns to get more active pieces, a lead in development, and most importantly preventing black from castling. Then soon after he was able to get a return on his investment (the sacrificed pawns) by winning a piece and soon after had a clearly winning position.
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