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Richard Rapport vs Davor Rogic
"Building Rapport" (game of the day Aug-22-2013)
TCh-AUT -11 (2010), Graz AUT, rd 1, Nov-19
Slav Defense: Smyslov Variation (D16)  ·  1-0


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Mar-30-11  Lovuschka: 26.d5 reminds me of the famous e4-e5 in the immortal game. Only that it's indeed winning here.
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  Gilmoy: 29..Kf4 30.Qg3+ Ke4 31.Qe3#

29..Kh4 30.Qh6+ Kg4 31.h3+ Kf3 32.Qe3#

The Ne7's coverage of f5/d5 (and g6 itself) is perfectly sparse. Even the Kh1 is in on the hunt!!

Aug-22-13  King Sacrificer: Great mating net!
Aug-22-13  engmaged: Does 22...hxg6 refute the combo? what white can do then? 23.♗xd8 ♖xd8 = ....hmmm or what?
Aug-22-13  engmaged: also the nice Anastasia's mate in the variation 28...♔xh7 29.♕g6+ ♔h8 30.♕h6#
Aug-22-13  Snehalshekatkar: Hehehe.. wat a game!!
Aug-22-13  pedro99: Also nice variations if black plays28...kg7 29.h8=Qch Rh8: (Kh8: Qh6 mate) 30.Nf5ch- Kg7 31 Qf6ch and mate next
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  kevin86: White will mate very quickly!
Aug-22-13  engmaged: <pedro99> nice indeed
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  Phony Benoni: Study-like finish. Theknight and scatterd pawns perform an amazing amount of work.
Jul-29-14  Whitehat1963: This looks like an almost miraculous finish. Amazing!
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