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Ruslan Ponomariov vs Lazaro Bruzon Batista
World Cup (2011) (rapid), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 4, Sep-08
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0


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Sep-08-11  leprechaunz: 42. Rxf8!!! , pono did not see that
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  Gilmoy: <14..Ba6 15..Be2 16..Bd3> is the most fun a QB can have before the <22..Bb7> fianchetto, but it loses so many tempi that Black's Q is stuck on open d. After <18.e5>, the diabolical <23.b4 Be7> denies Qe7, and Black never gets a sniff of even his own 7th rank.

Lesson: <queens before bishops>! :)

Sep-08-11  syracrophy: <leprechaunz> Nice find! You're right!

Pono missed:


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With the two variations:

42...♕xf8 43.♘e7+ ♔h8 <43...Kf7 44.Qg6#> 44.♘g6+ wins the ♕

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Or the second variation:

42...♔xf8 43.♕h7! <Threatening mate on g7 and h8 and forcing Black to give up his queen> ...♕f7 44.♖xf7+ ♔xf7 45.♕e4 winning

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Sep-10-11  leprechaunz: thanks for the detailed explaination
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  whiteshark: Things have been getting worse, worser, and worsest for a while now.
Sep-20-11  freeman8201: Folks, the player resign on the next move!
Sep-23-11  syracrophy: <freeman8201: Folks, the player resign on the next move!>

But after 42.♖xf8+! he wins faster and more decisively! ;)

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