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Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian vs Vadim Zvjaginsev
European Individual Championship (2010), Rijeka CRO, rd 2, Mar-18
French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation (C14)  ·  1-0
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Mar-17-18
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  fredthebear: White pops a winning queen sacrifice!

In the final position, the Black king has no escape. 31...Ke8/Kd8 allows a promotion back rank mate 32.g8=Q#. The alternative 31...Kd6 steps into a killer pin that gets robbed by the horse 32.Ne4#.

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