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Thomas Luther vs Peter Leko
Julian Borowski-A 4th (2002), Essen, rd 5, May-16
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Peresypkin's Sacrifice (B33)  ·  0-1


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Oct-07-13  isemeria: <15...Rg8!

This is a great move. Leko sees to the heart of the position, which is that Black's queen must be ready to shadow the white one and follow her to the kingside or queenside accordingly.>

<... a game which was thought to be the last nail in the coffin of the piece sacrifice.> Referring to the 11.Bxb5 sacrifice.

(Starting Out: Sicilian Sveshnikov (2007) by John Cox, p. 162)

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  plang: <isemeria: <1.

<... a game which was thought to be the last nail in the coffin of the piece sacrifice.> Referring to the 11.Bxb5 sacrifice. >

11 Bxb5 has been played in a number of games since this game - the sacrifice is still considered by many.

A few months earlier at Linares Kasparov had played the sideline 13..Qh4 h4against Shirov and had gone on to win a nice game; Leko chose the main line 13..Rxb4. 16 Nxb4 had been played in Vitolins-Kishnev Jurmala 1981 (game not included in this database) and Black went on to win; 16 g3 was new but is clearly not an improvement as after Leko's 16..Rb7 White had a poor game.

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