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Tonu Oim vs Grigory Konstantinovich Sanakoev
50th World Champions Jubilee Tournament (2003)
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0


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  patzer2: This sicilian najdorf, from recent world championship correspondence play, features an all out attack on the king by both sides. As such, it comes off looking a bit more like the dragon yugoslav attack in the sicilian dragon than a typical najdorf. The opening ideas and the straight forward plan would seem to make this strategy a useful plan for white-side players in over the board play.

While not particularly flashy as a combination, the quiet 36. Qe3 sets up the obvious and crushing 37. Bc4 to follow. I suspect many over-the-board masters would play on in the final position, but against correspondence players at the world champion level, the two pawn advantage and the exposed black king make further resistance futile.

Jan-13-07  melianis: Beautiful how the only move with the KB turns out to be winning.
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