by Mark Dvoretsky
In a very old classic game, after all of thirty rather boring moves, an interesting position arose, which shall become the subject of our discussion.
Fine – Shainswit
U.S. Championship, New York 1944
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. d4 d5 4. Nc3 dc 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nxc4 Qc7 8. g3 e5 9. de Nxe5 10. Bf4 Nfd7 11. Bg2 Be7?!
To cite Garry Kasparov in My Great Predecessors, Part 2: “Later on, players would prefer 11...f6 12. 0-0 Rd8, or 11...Rd8 12. Qc1 f6. 11...g5!? is th...
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