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Alexander Grischuk vs Georg Seul
"Fork It Over" (game of the day Jun-14-2007)
11th Ordix Open (2004) (rapid), Mainz GER, rd 3, Aug-07
Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack. Kurajica Variation (B09)  ·  1-0


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  jaime gallegos: if 22...Bxe3 23.Rxh7# ... if 22... h6 23. Rxh6+ Bxh6 24.Rxh6+ Kg7 25.Qg5#
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  patzer2: White's 15. e6!, like a loose wrench in a jet engine, is a strong obstruction move. After 16. Bxe6+ Black is blockaded, leaving him unable to coordinate his pieces and stop the White attack.
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  patzer2: The odd looking 20. Nd5! is a good example of using the Knight Fork to gain a positional advantage. If Black declines the offer, then White exchanges off the Knights and proceeds with the winning kingside attack (e.g. 19...Qd8 20. Nxf6 Rxf6 21. h4 ).
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  TalisTal: if 22..h6 23.Rxh6+ Bxh6 24.Qxh6#
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  WannaBe: So, he forked over his Seul? =)
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  Phony Benoni: <WannaBe: So, he forked over his Seul? =) >

Which is why he lost so Faust. Nd5 was a devilish move.

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  kevin86: Black's knight was a powerful defensive piece. Its defense was very strong. It took an unusual kind of fork to either loss this valuable defender or lose his queen.

With such bad choices,black was doomed to defeat.

Jun-14-07  Kleve: Excellent punning, all. <Phony Benoni>, you just killed it! (In a good way.)
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  Chessmensch: It is not well with his Seul.
Jun-14-07  orior: 22..h6 23.Rxh6+ Kg7 ..and?
Jun-14-07  Timetraveller: <orior> After 22...h6 23.Rxh6+ Kg7 there are a lot of ways to win, but 24. Qg1+ is quite quick.
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  fm avari viraf: Grischuks played the whole game superbly & systematically outwitted his adversary where Seul's Soul was never at ease.
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  kevin86: Mr. Seul was fillet-ed
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