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   soma has kibitzed 7 times to chessgames  
   Jul-26-10 D Ilievski vs P Graul, 1976 (replies)
soma: Textbook Queen sac.
   Feb-02-10 V Strejc vs V Sipek, 1994
soma: After 11...Nxa1??, 12. Nxd5 also gets the job done. 12. Nxd5 cxd5 13. Rd1 Ke7 (13...h6 14. Bxd5+ Qxd5 15. Qxd5+) 14. Bg5+ Ke8 15. Bxd8 winning the Queen.
   Sep-17-09 Ivanchuk vs Gelfand, 1990 (replies)
soma: Why not 8. Qa4+ winning the Bishop?
   May-12-09 Shirov vs Ivanchuk, 1999 (replies)
soma: 17. Na5 Black resigns. White wins a piece 17...♖c7 18. ♗xb6 ♘xb6 19. ♕xb6 [DIAGRAM] If 17...♖c8? 18. ♘xb7 ♕c7 19. ♘xd6+! ♗xd6 20 ♗xb6 ♘xb6 21. ♕xf6 and White is winning. [DIAGRAM]
   Mar-14-09 Pillsbury vs Tinsley, 1899 (replies)
soma: See Bruce Pandolfini, "Flankenstein's Defense", in Solitaire Chess, Chess Life, March 2009. Try this on Guess the Move and compare your results with Pandolfini's score.
   Jan-20-09 Ermenkov vs A Al-Zayat, 2004
soma: A good example of ♕a4+ winning a piece. Watson discusses this continuation in his openings book, illustrating one reason why 4...d6?! is bad.
   Jan-16-09 Judit Polgar vs Smirin, 2000 (replies)
soma: Although the White ♕ to the g file may seem obvious, Δ ♕xg7#, Black can delay the mate for at least 6 moves by 22 ... ♖xc2+, 23. ♗xc2 ♘xa2+, 24. ♔d2 ♕b4+, 25. ♔e3 ♕f4+, 26. ♔xf4 dxe5+, 27 ♔xe5 ♖c8, 28. ...
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