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Alexander Grischuk vs Andrey Nikolayevich Lunev
RUS-ch KO (1999), Moscow, rd 2, Dec-17
King's Gambit: Accepted. Becker Defense (C34)  ·  1-0


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Nov-30-04  Lowintermediate: Absolutely brilliant! 21. Rxh6! Allows Black to march the White king all the way from c1 to h1, but ends up forking Black's king (now at f2) and queen! I'm not sure whether he saw the continuation, or just had a good feeling about it--presumably the latter.
May-17-05  Bobak Zahmat: WOW!!!! A brilliant game by Grishuk. It is unbelievable that he turns this game to win.
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  hintza: Thanks for bringing this game to my attention!
May-17-05  sharkbenjamin: What A Game. Wow! Never Give Up!!
Jun-17-08  PAWNTOEFOUR: i thought black had him there for a while.......great game by GM grischuk...i don't know that much about the king's gambit,except that the games are very exciting
Oct-16-08  timhortons: intense!
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  Poisonpawns: Was Grischuk lost here? It looks like he made an amazing escape.
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  plang: Played in the second round; the second game was drawn to clinch the maych for Grischuk. He defeated Kharlov in the next round before being eliminated by Bezgadov in the quarterfinals. Perhaps an improvement for Black was 12..Ng4 13 Bd2..c6 (not 13..Nf2 14 Nxg5!..hxg 15 Rxh8+..Bxh8 16 Rf1..Be6 17 d5). White got into trouble after 19 a3?; better was 19 Rxd6..Qxa2 20 Nd4..Qa1+ 21 Kd2..Qxh1 22 Nxe6+..Kg8 23 Nxf8..Rxf8 with equal chances. 21..Qc3 would have been too slow - 22 Rg6+!..Kxg6 23 Qxg5+. Lunev no longer had the advantage after 22..Rc8+?! (22..Qc5+ was better) and was lost after 25..Qc5+?; better was 26..Kxh6 27 Rxd6+..Kh5 28 g4+..Kxg4 29 Ne5+..Kh5 30 Rh6+..Kxh6 31 Qf6+..Kh7 32 Qf5+..Kg7 33 Qxg5+ with a perpetual. 34 Qg2+ was a mate in two but 34 Nd3+ forced resignation anyway.
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