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Alexander Riazantsev vs Valeri Yandemirov
Moscow Open (2008), rd 2, Feb-03
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Simagin's Improved Variation (D86)  ·  1-0


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Feb-05-08  percyblakeney: Nice finish by Riazantsev, the game is commented at the bottom of this page:

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  Eyal: Position after 24...Qxc2:

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<25.Rd8!!> (25.g7? Qxd1+ 26.Kh2 Nf5 and White has no more than a draw by perpetual: 27.gxh8=Q+ Kxh8 28.Qf6+ Kg8 29.Qg5+ etc.) 25...Rxd8 26.g7 (26.Qxe7?? Qd1+ 27.Kh2 hxg6 and Black wins) and now with the rook on d8 White wins after 26...Qd1+ 27.Kh2 Nf5 28.gxh8=Q+ Kxh8 29.Nh5 f6 30.Bg7+ Kg8 31.Bxf6+ Kf7 32.Bxd8. Could make a nice Friday puzzle...

Also, 23...Qxe5 would lose to 24. Qxe7! and 23...f6 to 24.exf6 Qxf6 25.Qb5! Kf7 (25...Rf8 26.Bxf8; 25..Qf7 26.Ba4) 26.Nh3! Nd5 27.Ng5+ Ke7 28.Nxh7 Bd7 29.Qxd7+! Kxd7 30.Nxf6+ Bxf6 31.Ba4+ Ke7 32.Bxe8 Kxe8 33.hxg6.

A very good attacking game by Riazantsev.

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  whiteshark: < 25.Rd8!!! <<<>>>> is a hot candidate to become no 111 in Tim Krabbe's <most Fantastic Moves ever played> collection.

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Jun-14-08  JordanKwiatek: Gruenfeld, exchange, Simagin's improved variation... how was it improved?

Beautiful finish by Alex

Aug-05-09  vsadek: Excellent game.
Aug-05-09  returnoftheking: what exactly is the point of 25 Rd8?
Aug-06-09  autolycus: The point of Rd8 was that it removes the white rook from the black queen's reach, and simultaneously makes it impossible to move the black knight without moving the black rook again. Among other things. It's one of those sacrifices I'd never be able to see across the board unless I was thinking real hard about the whole concept. Amazing...
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