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Teimour Radjabov vs Igor Viktorovich Kovalenko
European Team Championship (2015), Reykjavik ISL, rd 7, Nov-20
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation (C18)  ·  0-1


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  MindCtrol9: I like the treatment of the aperture by Black where castles long and doing some interesting maneuvers on the opposite side of the board.
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  Mating Net: White never managed to play Rb1 to take advantage of the half open b file leading to Black's King. This gave Black a free hand to operate on the King side.
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  offramp: 14...Rdf8 is the new move in this game.

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By then White already seems to be in trouble. If he wants to castle he'll have to castle kingside, but that is where Black is aiming all his pieces.

Later on, White might have tried 25.Bxc4, but he doesn't, and by move 30...

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..Black has a strong attacking position.

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  ChessHigherCat: Find the killer attack for black if white accepts the sacrifice with 30. fxe4 (mate in 6, if you count white's pointless queen, rook and bishop sacrifices)
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