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Mikhail Kobalia vs Alexander Krivonogov
Chigorin mem open (2001), St. Petersburg RUS, rd 1, Oct-26
Alekhine Defense: Modern. Alburt Variation (B04)  ·  1-0
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May-03-18
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  fredthebear: The last move reminds us of a couple defensive concepts:

- Never count on a defender that can be removed by capture (40.BxN Undermine the N as a Defender)

- Royalty makes for a weak defender, because s/he must run from a fight/threat by a lesser unit (41.Rh3+ Displace the K as a Defender)

By now the reader has figured out that the Black queen loses both defenders from the final position, and is pinned to boot.

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