1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bd2 Ngf6 12. O-O-O Be7 13. Qe2 O-O 14.Nf1 (instead of 14.Ne4), followed by a quick g4 scored very well for White until Rodshtein found a path to the draw in 2010 (with 14...c5). In Shyam,N-Barbosa,O, Black instead tried 14...Kh8!? Followed by sacrificing a piece, 15. Rg1 Nb6!? 16. c4 Qc7 17. g4 c5 18. g5 cxd4!? 19. gxf6 Bxf6 20. b3 a5 21. Qd3. By the time Black played 21...a4:
it was clear he was on top, and he won within a few moves. However, White does of course have improvements.
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