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Anton Korobov vs Daniele Vocaturo
Aeroflot Open (2011), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Feb-08
Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense (D38)  ·  1-0


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Feb-09-11  Skakalec: 18. Rd8!

the move of the year (so far)

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  Ron: If after 18. Rd8, Black plays Rxd8 then play could go 19. Qf7+ Kh8 20. Qe7 Qb6 21. Nf7+ Kg8 22 Nxd8 h6 23. e5 f5 24. Qe8+ Kh7 25. Nf7 Nc6 26. Qh8+ Kg6 and Black should start thinking of resigning

If 18. Rd8 proves sound, and it seems so, this could be a good puzzle, later in the week difficulty.

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  luzhin: It seems that after 28...Qh6! Black might be able to hold on for a draw. But the fact that 18.Rd8! does not win by force makes it all the more impressive a concept: Korobov did not just calculate but also had to make an intuitive assessment.
Aug-18-12  nummerzwei: Nunn recommended 21.Qxe5.
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