Saturday, January 03, 2009

Saemisch Surprise Revisited

Smith - Yermolinsky
White has a cute zwichenzug...

When I saw the game Bryan Smith - Alex Yermolinsky from Round 5 of the recent Eastern Open Championship, I knew I had to annotate it. Not only is it a nice game by Yermolinsky, who went on to win the tournament (as described at the USCF website), but it featured my favorite "Saemisch Surprise" vs. the Alekhine, which was the subject of an article here. Do I flatter myself to think that my article inspired Smith's choice of the line?

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