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Krishnan Sasikiran vs Michal Vladimirovich Krasenkow
36th Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 13, Oct-28
Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Move Order (D31)  ·  1-0


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Nov-02-04  JohnSilver: Incredible game!! After 23rd move white has only two bishops and a pawn for a queen, but d- and e-pawns are very strong.
Nov-02-04  mkdir: Why 23 a4 for black...why not QXe4... i guess i missing something very obvious
Nov-02-04  Cyphelium: <mkdir> On 23.- Qxe4 white plays 24. Ng3, and when black has moved the queen he'll continue with 25. Nh5.
Nov-02-04  aw1988: <crafty> Apologies, but I don't feel like checking right now-- is this queen sacrifice sound?
Nov-02-04  aw1988: It looks pretty damn active from this patzer's point of view.
Nov-03-04  aw1988: crafty?
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  crafty: 21. exd6 ♗xe4+ 22. ♔a1 ♕e8 23. fxe4 ♘d7 24. ♘g3 ♘c5 =   (eval 0.06; depth 13 ply; 100M nodes)
Nov-07-04  aw1988: Wow.
Nov-07-04  Spassky69: Oh man, could Petrosian even defend this?
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  Chessical: A possibility for Krasenkow may have been <27...Qc6> threatening a R sac on c3:

<28.Rhd1> Re3 29.d7 Rd8 30.Rd6 Qc4 (30...Qc5? 31.Bd4 wins) 31.Ba5 Rxe2 32.Bxd8 Rxb2 33.Kxb2 Qb3+ 34.Kc1 Qc3+, with a perpetual check.

Nov-09-04  Cyphelium: <Chessical> Perhaps white could try 27.- Qc6 28. Rdd1!?, with the idea 28.- Re3 29. Nd4. Play could continue 29.- Qc4 30. e6 Rxc3 31. e7 Rxa3+ 32. bxa3 Qc3+ 33. Kb1 and white wins....though I guess there are possible improvements for black on almost any move. =)
Nov-09-04  sandy simpson: Very entertaining, for everyone except Krasenkow.
Mar-15-05  chenturini: Very good game. If SPIELMAN lives again he includes THIS in the new version or "THE SACRIFICE ART"
Mar-15-05  your brilliance: <Cyphelium>: Thank you for the answer to <mkdir>. That black doesn't take the e pawn on moves 23 and 24, is the key to white's plan. It is doubtful that black could take the pawn and then defend by giving up the exchange on g7. Sasikaran must have seen all this around move 19 or 20. Brilliant!
Jun-02-07  argishti: WOWWW!
Oct-02-10  SharpAttack: Brilliant Game!!! I see creativity of Ivanchuk, foresight and accuracy of Anand and pure attacking art of Kasparov or Alekhine!

Apparently, white had everything calculated and mapped out...

Jul-04-15  FairyPromotion: This game deserves more recognition.
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