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Tamaz Gelashvili vs Merab Gagunashvili
"Tamazing!" (game of the day Sep-27-04)
open (2001)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Snyder Variation (B20)  ·  1-0
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Sep-27-04  notsodeepthought: The pun is so-so, but the game is great!
Sep-27-04  Eatman: Some wild sacs by white to get a windmill (i believe that's the correct term in English) going.
Sep-27-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  OneArmedScissor: Awesome game =]
Sep-27-04  azaris: The finish is actually quite humorous:

29...Kh8 30. Rxb7+ Kg8 31. Rg7+ Kh8 32. Rxa7+ Kg8 33. Rxa8+ and whatever Black does his queen drops:

33...Kh7 34. Rh8+ Kg6 35. Rxh3
33...Kf7 34. Nxg5+ and 35. Nxh3

Almost like a composed textbook combination.

Sep-27-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Here's another great game with a windmill, Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966.
Sep-27-04  Marco65: What if 21...kxf7 ?
Sep-27-04  Cyphelium: <Marco 65> 21.- Kxf7 22. Ng5+ Kg6 23. Qf7+ Kxg5 is forced, at least from black's perspective. Now 24. Qxg7+ Kh5 (24.- Kf5? 25. Qf7+ Kg5 26. Bf6+) 25. Qxh7+ Kg5 leads to a draw by perpetual, but no more it seems. (?) Anyway, white can win by playing 24. Bc1+ instead: 24.- Bf4 25. Bxf4+ Rxf4 26. gxh4+ Kg4 (or 26.- Rxh4) 27. Qxb7.
Sep-27-04  JohnSilver: I'm of the same opinion, Cyphelium.
Sep-27-04  Marco65: Thanks <Cyphelium>. I was trying 22.Nd8+ without success
Sep-27-04
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  Honza Cervenka: After 29...Kh8 white can continue also 30.Ng5 threatening 31.Nf7# or 31.Rg6# which is unavoidable.
Sep-27-04
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  Honza Cervenka: <Marco65> 21...Kxf7 22.Nd8+ wins too: 22...Kg6 23.Qf7+ Kh6 (23...Kg5 24.Ne6+ Kh6 25.Bxg7+ Rxg7 26.Qxg7+ Kh5 27.Qxh7+ ) 24.Re6+ Rg6 25.Bxg7+ Kg5 (25...Kh5 26.Qf5+ Qg5 27.Qh3+ with mate.) 26.Rxg6+ hxg6 27.gxh4+ etc.
Sep-27-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: I especially enjoyed the lethal threats along the long diagonal.The queen sac is a great part of a great game.
Oct-26-04  Apocalypse79: Black will lose both rook and queen.. Great !!
Jan-22-06
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  dakgootje: Lashvili vs Nashvili ;-)
Apr-04-09  WhiteRook48: 29...Kh8 30 Rxb7+ Kg8 31 Rg7+ Kh8 32 Rxa7+ Kg8 33 Rxa8+ <33...Kf7 34 Nxg5+>
<33...Kh7 34 Rh8+>
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