Looking towards the Center Counter, In Almasi,Z - Tologontegin,S after 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c6 6 Ne5 Be6 7.Bf4 Qd8 8.Qd2 g6 9.0-0-0 Nbd7 the move 10.d5! is a very strong pawn sacrifice:
This has been played before, but not in many games, and here Black failed to solve the problems once again.
Also worthy of note is the game Landa,K - Chatalbashev,B where White played most aggressively, after 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 g6 6.Nfb5! Qb6 7.c4 c6 8.Nc3 Bg7 with 9.c5!:
followed by Bc4, and went on to win in fine style. However, Black fared better in the game Smirin,I - Kurajica,B.
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