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Artyom Timofeev vs Nikita Vitiugov
"Show Me Vitiugov" (game of the day Sep-12-2011)
Russian Superfinals (2007), Moscow RUS, rd 4, Dec-22
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation (B91)  ·  0-1


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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-24-07  ounos: Exciting attack. Any engine to verify its soundness? 29. ...h5! Brilliant resource, just in time. Was there any defence after 22. ...Rxc3 ?
Dec-28-07  ALwoodpusher: Maybe 16.f4 right away forcing exf4 is better for white so to exchange the strong e6 knight.
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  beenthere240: While it may be true that all rook endgames are drawn, it's hard to spot your opponent 3 pawns!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I'm impressed at how Vituigov sprung an attack out of nowhere on the side of the board where White was invading, but was this sound?

One critical line might be 25.Nxf3,Ng4+; 26.Kg1,Qxh3; 27.Qd3,Re8; 28.Rae1(Rfe1!?),f5. Black has the Exchange and a pile of pawns. If the attack doesn't crash through, he might still win this.

Sep-12-11  LIFE Master AJ: Nothing much to say than:

#1.) Very impressive game by Black!!!

#2.) What is this player doing today???

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  HeMateMe: Does the pun mean "Show Me What You've Got"?
Sep-12-11  ounos: And four years later, cg takes notice :P I enjoyed the game once again, like it was brand new :)
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  NARC: Does 19. Nf5 work? I would have tried it in blitz.
Sep-12-11  abuzic: <20.Nd4>:
20.Nf4 is a better place for white.
Sep-12-11  scholes: I wonder if secret of finding all these speculative attack is finding the perpetual. And if you position as good as in the game you might find a resource like 29 ..h5.
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  kevin86: The attack gains black a few pawns-then net him a win.
Sep-12-11  erniecohen: <An Englishman: Good Evening: I'm impressed at how Vituigov sprung an attack out of nowhere on the side of the board where White was invading, but was this sound? One critical line might be 25.Nxf3,Ng4+; 26.Kg1,Qxh3; 27.Qd3,Re8; 28.Rae1(Rfe1!?),f5>

25. ♘xf3 ♕f4+ and slaughter ensues.

Yes, the sac is sound, though white could have defended a lot better (e.g. 21. ♘g5)

Sep-12-11  mountm: It's hard to see exactly where this game got away from white. as <abuzic> notes, 20.Nd4 seems a bit questionable, but I think 21.hxg5 is a bigger misstep. After something like <21.Nd5 Bxd5 22.exd5 Bxh4 23.Nxf3>, it's still uncomfortable, but not nearly as bad as the board position after 23...Qh4.
Sep-12-11  Old King Cole: A classic endgame ploy, to empower the pawn with what for it is a sort of maximum mobility and strength (to go forward in either one of two directions), finding its zenith as it nears promoting. (I suppose a really strong pawn could go in three directions, but this only equals, more or less, the potential moves from a pawn's starting point. Hmm, where does maximum force, power, strength, energy lie in a pawn? The Loyd puzzle with the QBP pops in.)
Sep-12-11  Old King Cole: Oops, it's the QNP.
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  jith1207: I think the pun is "Show me What you have"

Vitiugov... What you have...

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