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Artyom Timofeev vs Viorel Iordachescu
Moscow Open (2008), rd 4, Feb-05
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Kmoch Variation (E20)  ·  1-0


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Feb-06-08  computer chess guy: Wow, it is not often you see a Grandmaster demolished like this. 18. f6!.
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  Gilmoy: Took White almost half the game to break through against Black's f-g-h weaknesses. Black's stubborn defense finally stranded his Q too far, and the plausible 30..Bf7? loses to two zwickenzugs. The mate threat at g7 forces 32..Rg8, and White checks out: 33.Qf5+ collects Black's hanging B.
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  Eyal: At the stage when Iordachescu plays 30...Bf7 he's already lost, after 30.Kh1 - releasing the rook from the pin along the a7-g1 diagonal - creates the threat of Rg3+ followed by a quick mate. For example:

30...Qb7 31.Rg3+ Kh8 32.Bf7! Rxf7 (32...Qxf7 33.Qxh6+ Qh7 34.Qxh7+ Kxh7 35.Rf4 and mate) 33.Qxh6+ Rh7 34.Qxf6+ Rg7 35.Qh6+ Kg8 36.Qxe6+ Kh8 37.Rff3 and mate.

30...Kh7 31.Rg3 Rg8 (31...Bf7 transposes into the game) 32.Qxf6 Rxg3 33.hxg3 Rg8 34.Re1 Qd8 35.Bg6+! Rxg6 36.Qxd8.

Black's last chance to save himself was probably 27...Kg7 - instead of Qb6 which allows Qf4 - where White might not have anything better than to settle for repetition with 28.Bh5 (28.Rg3 allows 28...Qb6, forcing a queen exchange).

May-12-10  Don Cossacks: Nice game.
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