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James A Rizzitano vs Maurice Ashley
16th World Open (1988), Philadelphia, PA USA
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Main Line (B89)  ·  0-1


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Feb-06-06  blingice: Why is the final position winning if White moves ♕g3?

I'm quite surprised Ashley won this because there were some places where his position was awful and could be ripped open to be even worse.

Feb-06-06  RookFile: In reply to 41. Qg3, I think black can just take the knight anyway, relying upon a knight fork to recapture his queen.
Jan-03-07  syracrophy: If 41.♕g3 ♕xg5!! 42.♕xg5 ♘h3+ and 43...♘xg5 with a piece of advantage
Apr-30-07  thesonicvision: " Why is the final position winning if White moves Qg3?

I'm quite surprised Ashley won this because there were some places where his position was awful and could be ripped open to be even worse."

^ aren't you over-simplifying the
game? it looks to me that ashley
defended very well, then secured
a strong posted knight and finished
off white.

Apr-24-11  CapablancaFan: <blingice> because if Qg3, black simply plays ...Qxg5 which is quite safe because of the pending knight fork.
Jan-28-12  King Death: King Death: White should have probably bailed out with 27.Nf6+ gf 28.Rd1 and taken his chances in the endgame where his play against the backward pawn should be enough to offset his queenside weaknesses. In the middlegame Black soon used the pressure on the c file to force ...d5 and get the better position with his active pieces.
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