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Alexander Shabalov vs Ray Robson
US Chess Championship (2016), St. Louis, MO USA, rd 1, Apr-14
Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43)  ·  0-1
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Apr-14-16  ndg2: Nice mate-or-material-gain combo at the end, even 43.Nf6+ doesn't help.
Apr-14-16  Rama: Yes, very nice. And 20...Bc1, was pretty good, too.
Apr-14-16  Mudphudder: This position in the end is destined to go into the books. Also a future game of the day!
Apr-15-16  Pulo y Gata: What a brawl.
Apr-15-16
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  patzer2: Whites decisive mistake was 42. Ne4? allowing the decisive discovered double attack 42...Ne2!

Instead, 42. Ne4 Rd1 43. Rxd1 Nxd1 44. Bb5 (-0.56 @ 23 depth, Deep Fritz 15) gives Black a fighting chance at a draw.

With his final move, Black ignores the threat to his Rook and discovers an attack on White's Rook, which makes the enprise Rook on c7 a poisoned piece.

If 43. Nxc7? then it's mate-in-two with 43...Ng1+ 44. Kh4 Be7#. White has nothing better than another bad alternative in giving up decisive material with 43. Bxe2 Rxc1 (-5.26 @ 23 depth, Deep Fritz 15).

Apr-15-16
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  patzer2: If 43. Rxc7, then it's mate-in-three with 43...Ng1+ 44. Kh4 Nf3+ 45. Kh3 Rxh2#.
Apr-15-16
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  HeMateMe: Young Robson demonstrates how to keep the extra pawn, in these positions. A lot of work.
Apr-15-16
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  patzer2: If 43. Nf6+, then Black wins after 43...Kg7 when play might continue 44. Nxh5+ (44. Ne8+ Kh6 45. Bxe2 Rxc1 ) 44... gxh5 45. Rxc7 Ng1+ 46. Kh4 Rxh2+ 47. Bh3 (47. Kg5 Nf3#) 47... Rxh3+ 48. Kg5 Nf3#
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