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Vugar Gashimov vs Sergei Azarov
World Cup (2011), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 2, Aug-31
Spanish Game: Schliemann Defense (C63)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: Quite unusual way of handling of Jaenisch/Schliemann by Gashi.
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  luzhin: Yes, I've never seen 6.Be3 before: the critical response must be 6...Nxe4. The ending is a classic double-rook sac: 23...Qe5 24.Rh8+ Ng8 25.Rxg8+! Kxg8 26.Rh8+! Kxh8 27.Qh3+ and mate in 2.
Aug-31-11  regi sidal: A better try for black:

19... Qe6 20. Rh4 Rfb8 21. Qf3 Qe5 22. Rdh1 Qxb2+ 23. Kd1 Qa1+ 24. Ke2 Bxc4+ 25. Nxc4 Qxa2+ 26. Nd2 Qa6+ 27. Qd3 Qxd3+ 28. Kxd3 Kf8 29. Rh8+ Ng8 30. Rxg8+ Kxg8 31. Bxe7

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But still, the endgame favors white because his potential K-side pawnstorm creates more immediate threats. Black is compelled to defend instead of pursuing fully his own Q-side pawn-push. Lots of interesting lines

Aug-31-11  ajile: I would like to see Radjabov's response to this line as Black.
Sep-01-11  Sem: Strange to see these abbreviations of names, like Vishy and now here Gashi. It's a hasty world. I am now waiting for someone to write Manny for Lasker and Cappy for Capablanca.
Sep-01-11  sevenseaman: Half the world mates in the top RH corner.
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  tamar: On 20...Nxe4 21 Rh4 Qf5 22 Nxe4 Qxg6 (not 22...Qxe4 23 Rh8+ mating) 23 Qe3 White will gain material and keep the attack.
Sep-02-11  superstoned: The ending is straight out of Chandler's "How to Beat Your Dad at Chess". Deadly Mate no. 8
Sep-02-11  sevenseaman: When <Azarov> played 16...d6 to put a tight poser to the White N at e5, he could hardly have been expecting a ton of bricks to fall on his head; he never recovered from the onslaught that ensued; 'Vugarized'!
Sep-02-11  sevenseaman: When <Azarov> played 16...d6 to put a tight poser to the White N at e5, he could hardly have been expecting the ton of bricks that fell on his head; he never recovered from the onslaught that ensued - 'Vugarized'!
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