Combinative liquidation vs In the Opening
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[Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Combinative liquidation"] [Black "In the Opening"] [ECO "B33"] [Opening "Sicilian: Open, 2...Nc6"] {Combinative liquidation in the opening} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Bg5 Nxe4 $1 9. Bxe7 (9. Nxe4 Bxg5 10. Nxd6+ Ke7 {The Knight must move, whereupon Black can exchange Queen}) 9... Nxc3 10. Bxd8 Nxd1 11. Rxd1 (11. Bc7 Nxb2 {Leaving Black a pawn up. Notice that this liquidating combination is possible only because White's b-pawn is undefended, and because the Knight can escape via a4}) 11... Kxd8 12. Rxd6+ Ke7 {The combination is over, and Black has fully freed his position. Moreover in the resulting endgame he has the initiative} *
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OpeningB33 — Sicilian: Open, 2...Nc6
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