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London Open 2012

Here us an instructive game from the London Classic Open between GM Hebden and Hungarian junior Szabo,Bence.

Themes examined include

  • Good knight vs. bad bishop
  • Forcing sequences
  • Better pawn structure
  • Experienced verteran vs promising junior

Szabo,Bence
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GM Hebden,M (ENG 2547) – Szabo,B (HUN 2365)
Zukertort System [A46]
4th London Classic Open London ENG (7.6), 07.12.2012

Position 1
The middlegame is underway and jockeying for position has begun. Black has just played 15..Be4 and aims for piece control of the central squares.
Q1 How do you assess the position?
Q2 How should white react?

White to Play

15…Be4

Critical Position 2
The technical N-B P+ conversion phase has arrived. How should white continue? This is a matter of understanding vs calculation.

White to Play

42..e5
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