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Nicolas Templier vs Stanislav Galicek
"Knights Templier" (game of the day Feb-23-2013)
Glorney Cup (2001), Hyerois FRA, rd 4, Jul-10
Semi-Slav Defense: Accepted (D44)  ·  1-0
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Dec-23-12  notyetagm: N Templier vs S Galicek, 2001

Wow, this pawn sacrifice line leads to ferocious attacking positions for White.

18 ♗c4-d3


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Feb-23-13
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  al wazir: If 20...Ng6, then 21. Rxg6 fxg6 22. Qxg6.

I would have played 20. Qg5. If 20...Nh7, then 21. Rxh6. If 20...Ng6, then 21. Bxg6 fxg6 (21...gxf6 22. Qxh6+) 22. Rxh6+.

Feb-23-13  ounos: 17. ...Qxc4 18. Nf6+ gxf6 19. exf6, then Qc2 doesn't work: 20. Qh6 Qg6 21. Rg3. Nice
Feb-23-13  ounos: 20. Qg5 looks more direct than the text
Feb-23-13  morfishine: <notyetagm> On your comment: <Wow, this pawn sacrifice line leads to ferocious attacking positions for White> Pretty much sums it up: the time spent to capture the pawn is well utilized by White, who gets way ahead in development; just look at Black's WSB

a nice example

Feb-23-13  Abdel Irada: It's hard to win with a rook and bishop tied behind your back.
Feb-23-13
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  PawnSac: <ounos: 17. ...Qxc4 18. Nf6+ gxf6 19. exf6, then Qc2 doesn't work: 20. Qh6 Qg6 21. Rg3. Nice>

yes, this little trick is the key to the whole plan. Great idea for Nicolas

Feb-23-13
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  maxi: <ounos: 17. ...Qxc4 18. Nf6+ gxf6 19. exf6, then Qc2 doesn't work: 20. Qh6 Qg6 21. Rg3. Nice> It is important here to complete the line all the way to the win. It does not work to take the Queen with the rook: 21. ♖g3 ♖d7 22. ♖x♕? fx♖ and Black can defend. Instead White must play: 21. ♖g3 ♖d7 22. h4! followed by h5 and the taking of the Black Queen with the h Pawn.
Feb-23-13
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  kevin86: White played this one like a Saint-Simon Templar.
Feb-23-13  sofouuk: fair to say the pawn sac was 'justified', and that it's much easier to play the white side, but 15...Nf8 looks like the (very natural) mistake


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instead rybka says 15...Nxe5! (another pawn is another pawn) 16.Qh5 (obviously not 16.dxe5 Qxd2) h6 17.Nb3 Qb4 18.Qh4 Rxd4 19.Qxd4 Nxc4


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well this line is not exactly forced, and black is still uncomfortable in the final position, but rybka says +0.16. perfectly playable, in other words

Feb-23-13
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  TheTamale: When I first saw the pun, I assumed <FSR> must be behind it. But then when I see that White's win wasn't thematically knight-oriented to justify the pun, I knew it couldn't be his.
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