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More recently some players have been throwing in 11 a3'9 a5 before 12 h3 Ah5 13 £ih4 How much of a difference this makes depends on Black's reply a) 13 £)f8 14 exdS £lxd5 {14 cxd5 15 c4) 15 c4 is even better for White than Spraggett-Chemin, below b) 13 £k5 14 &f5 Ac7 15 f4 H5 4>hl) 15 exf4 16 gxf4 dxe4 17 £ixe4 follows the same path as the main game, but the extra moves of the a-pawns mean that White can try 17 dxe4 because Black's bishop cannot come to a5 here (see note to White's 16th move)

c) 13 ficS91 has not been seen in top competition since Podgaets-Beliavsky, Kiev 1973, though it is ihe kind of move one would expect to see at club level After 14 f4 exf4 15 gxf4 dxe4 16 dxe4 £}f8 17 e5 ¿C5+ 18 '¿'hi Sc7 19 £lf5 the c7-rook was nol helping matters on the kingside, and 19 g6 20 ^h6+ •i-hS 21 Wh4 ®d5 22 e6+ was already winning for White d) 13 *c7 14 S)f5 Ac5 15 <2?hl BadS 16 £}f3 b5 17 £)3h4 Af8 18 £c3'9 Sa8 19 g4 Ag6 20 a4 Damljanovic-Dreev, Tilburg 1994 White has an edge e) 13 Ac5 14 &hl £sf8 15 f4 exf4 (15 dxe4) 16 gxf4 dxe4, and now in Damljanovic-Hodgson, Belgrade 1993, White rejected the known 17 dxe4 Ad4 18 ¿Lxd4 Wxd4 19 e5 Ag6 20 *f2 Wxf2 21 Sxf2 ad5 22 £>c4 with an edge, as in Bjarnason-Mednis, Reykjavik 1982, in favour of the new 17 &xe4 £)xe4 18 dxe4 f6 19 »g3 Ag6 Then 20 Sad I #c7 21 b4' axb4 22 axb4 Ab6 (not 22 Axb49 23 Wb3+) 23 £ixg6 hxg6 24 c4 leaves Black facing the bishop pair and struggling to breathe Instead White chose 20 f5 Ah5 21 e5 with the makings of an attack

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