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H4! tgs, followed by 'ilt'ds, it is Black who ends up attacking. lt:Jxd4 21 tt:Jxd4 'it'ds 22 'ike2 fs! Eliminating the f4-fS idea once and for all. Now 23 exf6 i s strongly met by 23 ... xf6, pinning the knight. 23 �ac1 �xc1 24 �xc1 �d8! Black improves the other bishop as well. b6, pressuring d4. Navara went on to win after a long battle. Timoshenko Kiev 2001 Improving the Pieces In this strategically complex position White enjoys some advantage, thanks to the bishop pair and his sounder pawn structure, but Black's game i s compact.

Ib2 lLle8. ad1 'it'e6 (not 14... if6? if6 16 'iid2 with a slight edge, although Black probably has less trouble than in the game. tfs tion. The immediate threat is 21 gS trap­ ping the knight. g1 Preparing g4-g5, with a strong attack. Evidently, the bishop is well placed for this purpose on b2. Not surprisingly, there are entire opening systems based on the de­ ployment of a bishop on the long diagonal, such as the Catalan and the Grunfeld. g. 14 ... g6? 1SlLlds!. 14.. bs?! 17 lLlds! c1, Black ends up with a bad structure.

12 b3! Kritz Moscow 1996 Intending �b2 in order to seize the long diagonal, which is of great importance when there are no central pawns on it. 12 l:tfe8 ... �f6, then White has 13 lt:Jds! c6 14 �b2 with strong Improving the Pieces pressure. c6!? ib2 lLle8. ad1 'it'e6 (not 14... if6? if6 16 'iid2 with a slight edge, although Black probably has less trouble than in the game. tfs tion. The immediate threat is 21 gS trap­ ping the knight. g1 Preparing g4-g5, with a strong attack. Evidently, the bishop is well placed for this purpose on b2.

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