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Tom Wedberg vs Viktor Korchnoi
Haninge (1988), Haninge SWE, rd 8, May-??
French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation (C14)  ·  1-0
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Apr-16-06  notyetagm: 21 ... ♕c7 threatens the diabolical <discovered deflection> 22 ... ♖xd4!. The tactical point is that the capture of the White d4-knight and White's subsequent recapture by the White d2-queen (22 ... ♖x♘! 23 ♕x♖?) removes not one but two(!) defenders from the c2-square, by <destroying> the d4-knight and <deflecting> the d2-queen.

Black would then have a classical back rank mate in three with 23 ... ♕xc2+ 24 ♔a1 ♕c1+! 25 ♖x♕ ♖x♖#. Hence White could in fact not recapture on d4 and would thus lose a piece for nothing.

Apr-16-06  notyetagm: My previous post is a good illustration of just how dangerous it is to defend with knights. <Knight defenders are often the basis of combinations using the REMOVE THE GUARD tactic.>
Mar-08-07  firefight: 35. Rf1+ Bf5 36. Rxf5+ leads to mate.
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