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Elisabeth Paehtz vs Adam Horvath
Porz Cup (2001), Dresden, rd 2
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B48)  ·  1-0


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  chancho: 15.Rf3 offering the exchange of rook for knight to open the g file.18. fxe6 and 19. e5 opening the b1 h7 diagonal, and finally, 22.Rg5 (threatening Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh5# the pin prevents the g6 pawn from taking the rook.) There is also no defence in 22...h5. white sacs the rook, and a quick mate follows.
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  chancho: Oh, and Elizabeth Paehtz is a pretty lady.
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  whiteshark: REQUEST ANALYSIS after <19.e5!>

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Black to move - he's already lost and didn't find the best continuation:

1) +5.72 (26 ply) 19...Nh5 20.Nxe6 fxe6 21.exd6 Qf7 22.Bxc5 Qxf3+ 23.Rg2 Raf8 24.d7 Rd8 25.Be2 Qf5 26.Qxh5 Rxd7 27.Bg4 Qxh5 28.Bxh5 Rc8 29.Bg1 Re7 30.Bg4 Rc4 31.Be3 h6 32.Rd2 Kh7 33.Kg2 Rc6 34.Kg3 Rf7

2) +5.75 (26 ply) 19...dxe5 20.Bg5 e4 21.Nxe4 Nxe4 22.Nxe6 Nf2+ 23.Kg2 Nxd3 24.Nxc7 Rac8 25.Rd1 f6 26.Ne6 Rc6 27.Rxd3 Rxe6 28.Qc4 Re2+ 29.Kf1 Rf2+ 30.Ke1 Ba7 31.Be3 Bxe3 32.Rxe3 Rh2 33.Re7 b5 34.Qe6 h6 35.Qxa6 Rxh3 36.Qxb5 Rxf3

3) +9.45 (25 ply) 19...g6 20.exf6 Bxd4 21.Bxd4 Qa5 22.Rg5 Qxg5 23.Qxg5 d5 24.Nxd5 Bxd5 25.Qxd5 Rad8 26.Qe5 Rge8 27.Qf4 Rd5 28.Bb6 Rde5 29.Be4 R5e6 30.Bd4 b6 31.Bd3 b5 32.Kg2 Rg8 33.Qc7 b4 34.Qxf7

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8 v270317

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