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  1. Egidijus Zeromskis's Avatar
    I would suggest instead of the blog, to post this in "English chat".
  2. Kevin Pacey's Avatar
    Hi Sean

    I trusted Pedersen and the conventional wisdom regarding 17.Kxc2. In the analysis of your issue 10, after 17.Kxc2 Qa2+ 18.Bb2 Bd7 19.Nf7+ Ke8 20.Nd6+ Kd8 21.Bd3! (my tentative punctuation) Ba4+ 22.Kd2, instead of 22...Kd7? etc. or your improvement 22...Rxg2+ etc. (Black surviving to a pawn down ending), all of 22...Qb3, 22...b6, 22...Rb8, 22...Bc6 and 22...d4 occured to my human eyes. From the brief time I looked at these with a computer, I concluded 22...b6 seems only slightly worse for Black, but all of the other alternatives I thought of are losing. At least 21.Bd3! certainly gives White a way to play on if he hopes to win contrary to my game notes above to Stein-Beliavsky.

    Otherwise, I felt a bit relieved to come across nothing in issue 8 contrary to my suggestions for Black in my notes to the Eliskases game. I played that ...b6 Rossolimo Winawer Poisoned Pawn line just yesterday as Black and won too easily, after my opponent went off the rails early.

    Take care, Kevin Pacey
    Updated 07-26-2014 at 02:13 PM by Kevin Pacey (Noting 22...b6 is only alternative I thought of that's not losing)
  3. Sean Coffey's Avatar
    Interesting analysis! Euwe's line is a favourite of mine also: very sharp lines and much of theory is incomplete or wrong.

    If you're interested I have analysis on this line at, issue 10 (with more on 10. Kd1 in issues 1, 2, 7, and 11). (I hope it's not out of order to mention my own site here -- if you take a look you'll see that it's directly on topic.)

    I think Black's in trouble after 17. Kxc2.

    I see you've also analysed Canba-Eliskases, another interesting one. See issue 8 for my take on it.

    Sean Coffey