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Jeroen Piket vs Ilya Yulyevich Smirin
EuTCh (2001), Leon ESP, rd 9, Nov-15
Rat Defense: English Rat (A41)  ·  1-0


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Jul-12-15  checkjopie: I was totally surprised by the queen sacrifice. I checked it with Stockfish and Stockfish gives white an edge. Even though Kf8 is not the best. Kh8 and black has good chances to survive.
Jul-12-15  checkjopie: The final position is difficult enough to keep on playing. The position does not offer a clear win after 34 ... Dd6 35 Rf7 Ke8 36 Rb7 Rc8(!) and it is not easy to see how white can make progress.
Jul-12-15  Nerwal: 34... ♕d6 35. ♖f7+ ♔e8 36. ♖xb7 ♖c8 37. ♗f7+ ♔d8 38. d5 h5 39. ♖d1 ♖c2 40. ♗e6 ♖c7 41. ♖xc7 ♕xc7 42. d6 ♕c6 (Ribli) looks winning for White (as he can create another passed pawn on the queenside), but some care is still needed. I am far less sure about 36... ♕c6!? 37. ♖h7 ♕xc4 38. ♖h8+ ♔d7 39. ♖xa8 ♕e2 40. ♖c1 f4!; Black has good practical chances to save the game.
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