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Andrei Sokolov vs Vasily Smyslov
Montpellier Candidates (1985), Montpellier FRA, rd 8, Oct-22
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense Fianchetto Variation (C76)  ·  1-0
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May-26-06  ChessPieceFace: great queen trap! she's toast!

speaking of which, would it be a common thought process among GM's of this level to think, "i'm going to concentrate all my efforts on winning the opposition queen, and if i do, they will resign"?

i mean, would they pull pieces out of postion towards this end?

hopefully my question makes sense, i'm not sure if i'm asking it right.

Dec-15-06  johnnyfroaction: you are soon to get mated with that mentality.
May-06-15  SpiritedReposte: Replace "opposition queen" with "opposition king".
Jul-14-16
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  zydeco: Black is doing badly before the queen trap. Maybe 13....f5 is premature?

23...Qb6 keeps the queen, although white wins the exchange with 24.Nd7 and can maybe even keep hunting the queen with 24.Be3.

Aug-27-16  MarisVetra: 25...Qd5 26.Rd3 and i guess only chance for black queen to survive is 26...Nd5 27.Rd5 Qc6 but then some discovery with knight should win. For example 28.Nd7 attacking the rook with metrial balance of rook for 2 pawns.
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