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OVERLOADED:FIRST DEFENDER, ONLY DEFENDER
Compiled by notyetagm
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The -first- defender due to <GEOMETRY> or <PRECEDENCE> of one threat cannot be the -only- defender against another threat. If you are the -only- defender against a threat, then meeting that particular threat is the only task that you are performing (else you are <OVERWORKED>).


41 QxNc4! Black c7-rook first defender of N, only defender of Q
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

22 Qf2xRf4 Nd4-e2+ White f2-queen only defender of e2-square
J Thomason vs Fischer, 1955 
(E90) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

19 Qb7xNc6+! Black d7-bishop is first def of c6, only def of e6
Spielmann vs M Walter, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

13 Nb3xNc5! Black e7-queen first defender of c5, only def of f7
Tal vs Vaganian, 1973 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 12 moves, 1-0

41 Ba4xNc6+! Black c8-queen is only defender of loose f8-rook
Topalov vs S Zhigalko, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

31 Rd7xf7! f8-rook first defender of f7, only defender of f7
Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

37 Qg6-e8+!! Black d8-rook first defdr of e8, only defdr of d5
Fischer vs Benko, 1965 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 37 moves, 1-0

37 Re4xd4! d6-queen first defender of d4, *only* defender of c7
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2009 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 55 moves, 1-0

19 ... h7-h6? Black f7-pawn now 1st defender of g6, 20 Qg5xg6+!
O Moen vs A Livner, 2008 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

31 .. Nd3xf2! f2-pawn has 3 defenders but first defender pinned
Kramnik vs Gelfand, 2010 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

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