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Francisco Vallejo Pons vs Teimour Radjabov
"Rad Moves" (game of the day May-18-2017)
FIDE Grand Prix Moscow (2017), Moscow RUS, rd 4, May-15
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto Variation (B31)  ·  0-1


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May-15-17  braimondi: OMG what a game by Radjabov!!
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  Marmot PFL: Moves like 19. Nf5+ look fantastic when they work.
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  ChessHigherCat: Both N sacs were offers white couldn't refuse, that's for sure. I'm glad to see FVP is still around, haven't heard anything about him in years.
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  Keyser Soze: Whatta gem. I thought Radja position looked awful throughout the game. But looking better now, it seems the sacrifice wasn't that sound (at least for GM standards)
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  catlover: This would make a great GOTD.
May-16-17  notyetagm: WOW!!
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  morfishine: Thought you'd like this one
May-16-17  yesnomaybeidontknow: Terrific game!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: 29...Bxc4 is an interesting move; if 30.dxc4,Rd7 looks like mate in 2 if White doesn't play the ruinous 31.Qf8+.
May-18-17  Doniez: what a pleasure to see the pawn promotion for a knight, which is rare but usually is always leading to a great endgame
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  morfishine: What I like about this game is its White that tossed a piece for an attack but Black shrewdly snares the win

Perhaps White should've tried <28.Nxe5> hoping for 28...fxe5 29.Rg6 Qe7 30.Re6 Ng7 31.Rxe7 Rxe7 <32.f6>

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  Ironmanth: Fantastic game! Thanks for this one. Great day to everyone.
May-18-17  vatato: Great game indeed, made my day!
May-18-17  Saniyat24: Radjabov pulled a rabbit (Knight) out of his hat...I think FVP played very well most of the match, but could not strike the final blow...
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