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Pavel Maletin vs Vidit Santosh Gujrathi
Moscow Open (2013), Moscow RUS, rd 5, Feb-06
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Two Knights Line (A37)  ·  1-0
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Feb-07-13
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  bright1: White to play and win on move 24 would make a nice puzzle
Aug-12-13  stanleys: The line with 5...b6 is currently getting a lot of popularity. White's play is not easy and its interesting to see how Maletin fights against the black's plan (exchanging the black squares' bishop and estabilishing a pawn chain, limiting white's options).
Feb-03-15  notyetagm: P Maletin vs S Vidit, 2013

<bright1: White to play and win on move 24 would make a nice puzzle>

24 ?


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24 ♖c7xa7+! 1-0 <line-opening: a-file>


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(CONTINUATION)
24 ... ♔a8x♖a7 25 ♖e5x♘a5+ <remove guard: b3>


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The final move 24 ♖c7xa7+! 1-0 is a <LINE-OPENING SACRIFICE> to <EXPOSE ENEMY KING> so that the upcoming <REMOVAL OF THE GUARD> 25 ♖e5x♘a5+ comes with <CHECK>.

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