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Evgeny A Levin vs Artyom Timofeev
Russian Team Championship (2009), Dagomys, rd 2, Apr-05
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45)  ·  0-1


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Apr-06-09  tdurda: 27.Qxf3 came surprising to me. Levin must have felt he same.
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  beenthere240: I didn't see it. I guess 27. Rb1 was forced, but white's position is just held together with bailing wire.
Apr-07-09  javasnob2: Would 30...g4 be a better choice than 30...h3? This might allow the K to escape to h3 without an obvious check.
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  bright1: In response to javasnob2's post, how about if, intstead of 30. h3, white plays 30. g4

Then 30. g4 Rg1+ 31. Kh3 Ra3 which threatens to win the bishop on f3. 32. Qe2 is no good because of Rxf3+ and if 33. Qxf3 then Bxg4+. Note that 33. Kh4 runs ino Rxg4#.

If after 30. g4 Rg1+ 31. Kh3 Ra3 instead of Qe2, white plays 32. Rb3 then I think Ba4 wins.

I guess 32. Be3 would be the best move but then Bxe3 33. fxe3 Ra3xe3 leaves white with the same problem of how to defend the bishop on f3.

Apr-28-09  Whitehat1963: What a phenomenal puzzle 27...? will make someday!
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