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Third Round Against Master-Level Player

Third Round Against Master-Level Player

Feb 1, 2011, 12:59 PM 5

Hello chess friends! Today, I had an interesting game against a Serbian National Master. He was rated approximately 2200 and I drew him once in a previous tournament. In today's game I had the black pieces and used the French Defense for the first time in a serious game. It was quite exciting because my opponent chose the Chigorin variation (2.Qe2). I developed my pieces very flexibly and soon got an advantage. Here is the game:

Wow, that was a rush! What I am most proud of in this game is the move 24…g4 which I didn’t see initially, but after I kept searching for active moves, it came up to me. What is quite curious is that, when I started my attack, I kept thinking of how Fischer would play, if he had my position here and tried to guess what he would do afterwards. I am sure he would have been proud to have such a game!

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