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Yu Yangyi vs Wang Yue
"Oh, Yu!" (game of the day Aug-09-2017)
Chinese Teams Championship (2016), China CHN, rd 17, Oct-31
Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43)  ·  1-0
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Jul-17-17  skydives13: Very creative play from white with 3 amazing sacrifices! :-) White missed mate in 4 moves: 39.Rxg6+ fxg6 40.Qd4+ Kf8 41.Qf6+ Bf7 42.Rh8#
Aug-09-17
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  al wazir: Where's the win after 38...Kg8 ? White is an exchange up, but I don't see a mate there.

If 39. Qd4, then 39...gxh5 40. Rh6 f6 41. Qxf6 (41. Rxf6 Qd7) Rc1+! 42. Kxc1 Qc6+ 43. Kd2 Qd6+. I guess black will run out of checks eventually, or else white will force a ♕ swap, but it's not over yet.

Aug-09-17
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  tpstar: <Where's the win after 38...Kg8> Look at 39. Qh6 gxh5 (else 40. Qh8#) 40. Qg5+ Kf8 (40 ... Kh8/Kh7 41. Rh6#) 41. Rh6:


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The threat is 42. Rh8#, and 41 ... f6 42. Qxf6+ (or 41 ... f5 42. Qf6+) & 43. Rh8#. This motif is similar to <skydives13>'s line after 39. Rxg6+!, and then 38 ... gxh5 39. Qh6+ Kg8 40. Qg5+ Kf8 41. Rh6 transposes to the diagram.

A Ne5 supported by a Pd4 and a Pf4 is called a Pillsbury Knight.

Brilliant game.

Aug-09-17  AlicesKnight: A well-co-ordinated attack, with the distant sacrifice at move 27 allowing the White N to enter with effect; the follow-up gifts on 37 and 40 top off the game. Black helped by clearing the f- and g-files for the Rs.
Aug-09-17  7he5haman: I was expecting 28...Qf8. Looks like a better move than what was played, as the knight on e6 can move after White's 31.d5.

What am I missing?

Aug-09-17  7he5haman: Ah, must be 31.d5 Nc5 32.e6! And Black loses a piece anyway.
Aug-09-17  Dave12: A very nice combination, but i don't see how black would be defending after the simpler 27.Rf6, with the threat of Rh6, etc. (similar to what happened in this game Aronian vs W So, 2017) To me 27..g6 seems hopeless.
Aug-09-17
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  morfishine: Like a hot knife thru butter
Aug-09-17
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  kevin86: White forces mate.
Aug-09-17
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  Boomie: ->

Yangyi Yu'll do it dandy.
Yangyi Yu'll do or die.

Aug-09-17  waustad: Nice game. The pun would work better if it had been a KID.
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