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Ivan Sokolov vs Sergei Movsesian
Bosnia Sarajevo Tournament (2008), Sarajevo BIH, rd 7, May-30
Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15)  ·  0-1


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May-30-08  researchj: how does black defend after 26. Ne4 ?
May-30-08  adair10: <researchj: how does black defend after 26. Ne4 ?> mating Qxg1

May-30-08  researchj: oh, sorry, 25. Ne4
May-30-08  adair10: White will give up a piece after 25.Ne4 Qb6+ 26.Rf2 Nf4. Rook can't take N, therefore Q moves away 27.Qh4 and 27...Nxd3 28.Rxd3 Bxe4 will do it
May-30-08  researchj: why 26.Rf2, how about 26.Kh1?
May-30-08  adair10: Then 26...Nd3 that will lead to exchange up for black. Other possibility is 26...Qd3. That should be winning too.
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  patzer2: Actually, the possibility of 25. Ne4 is not so bad. After 25. Ne4 Qb6+ 26. Kh1 Qe3 (not 26... Ne3? 27. Rde1 Nxf1 28. Nxg8 Rxg8 29. Qh6 Qd4 30.Ng5 ) 27. Nxg8 Qxh3 28. gxh3 Kxg8 29. Rc1 = it's roughly equal.

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  patzer2: However, I think 25. Ng4! was stronger and correct. Where White missed a good opportunity IMO was overlooking 36. g4 Nh6 37. gxh5 to fix his weak pawns. A decisive mistake was 39. Ra6? Instead, 39. Kg1! = would have held on.
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  patzer2: After 39. Ra6?, the reply 39...Rc1+ 40. Kh2 Re1! wins decisive material with multiple (i.e. double attack) threats.

For example, after 41. Rxa2 Rxe3 (double attack threatening the lose Rook and a Knight fork) 42. Bf1 Ng4+ 43. Kg1 Nxg5 wins decisive material with a knight fork. Or it wins sufficient material after the desperation sacrifice 41. Bxg6 in the game continuation.

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