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Magnus Carlsen vs Azat Sharafiev
Pro Chess League (2018) (rapid), chess.com INT, rd 1, Jan-18
Four Knights Game: Spanish Variation (C48)  ·  1-0
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Feb-11-18  nusantara01: I was so amazed when I looked at the final position. Each of White's pieces is doing its job. The Queen is pinning the rook on g7, the rook is threatening mate on h6, and the knight is guarding the e1 square, preventing mate from the Black Queen.

It looks very simple, and beautiful in the same time.

Feb-12-18
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  whiteshark: <NOVELTY: <7.g4>> similar to the Philidor or the Semi-Slav g4-push.
May-22-18  Dave12: 25.Qh5 could have be a nice trap. Rf8? Rxg7!
May-22-18
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  Yuridmi: 7. g4 Famous U.S. Navy saying: "Beware of people bearing gifts!"
Jul-11-19  PJs Studio: 2400 doesn’t see 9...b5. Really? There’s hope for me yet.
Jul-11-19
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  keypusher: <Yuridmi: 7. g4 Famous U.S. Navy saying: "Beware of people bearing gifts!">

Stolen from Vergil, then ethnically cleansed. Well, that's the Navy for you.

White to play, 26th move.


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Nice finale. After 26.Nxf6 gxf6 27.Rxg8+ is mate in seven -- the final game move is especially good. If 26....Nxf6 27.Rxg7 Rxg7 28.Qxh6+ Rh7 29.Qxf6+.

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