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White: GM Sam Palatnik
Black: Peter Bereolos
1996 Fairfield Glade Open
Round 3 Board 1

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.Bf4 c5 4.d5 f5

An over the board novelty that Gallagher calls a bit much in his book on the Trompowsky. Stronger players were just starting to add the Trompowsky to their repertoire at this time, so I didn't really have much experience against it. It had been 10 years since I had previously faced it over the board. Instead, 4...Qb6 is the main theoretical move here. 5.f3 The only game in the database continued 5.e3 d6 6.Nf3 Nd7 7.Nbd2 Ndf6 8.Bc4 g6 9.h4 Qa5 10.a4 Bg7 when Black had a somewhat reasonable position in Adams,M-McDonald 1991 Lloyds Bank Open, although White went on to win. Palatnik's move seems more incisive, immediately putting pressure on the Black structure, although it does take away f3 from the White knight. 5...Qa5+ 6.c3 Nf6 7.Nd2 d6 8.e4 Nh5?! The start of a bad idea, Black had to try the Leningrad-like structure like McDonald did with 8...g6 9.Be3 f4 10.Bf2 e5? I obviously hadn't learned the lesson from my game again Dlugy. 10...g6 11.g4 is very pleasant for White, but after the text Black doesn't manage to find any counterplay. 11.g4 Nf6 12.a4 a6 13.Ne2 Qc7 14.a5 Be7 15.Nc1 Bd7 15...Nbd7 16.Nc4 b5 17.axb6 Nxb6 18.Na5 Bd7 would save quite a few tempi on the game continuation. 16.Nc4 0-0 17.Nb6 Ra7 18.Bd3 Be8 19.h4 Nfd7 20.Nc4 b5 21.axb6 Nxb6 22.Na5 Bb5 23.c4 Be8 24.Qd2 Bd8 25.b4 N6d7 26.Ncb3 Qc8 27.bxc5 Nxc5 28.Nxc5 dxc5 29.Ke2 Rf6 30.Rhb1 Rb6 31.Qc3 Rxb1 32.Rxb1 Bxa5 33.Qxa5 Nd7 34.Bc2 Qc7 35.Qxc7 Rxc7 36.Ba4 Nf6 36...Kf8 37.d6 Rc8 38.Rb7 Rd8 39.Ra7 37.Rb8 Kf7 38.d6 Ra7 39.Bxc5 Nd7 40.Bxa7 Nxb8 41.Bxe8+ 1-0

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