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Checking squares must be defended! (P = M + S)
Compiled by notyetagm
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A tremndous example that <CHECKING SQUARES MUST BE DEFENDED>, just like in the <NN - Polgar WYCC 1990?> game.

Event "Chesscafe.com L3 problem"
Site "?"
Date "2008.12.22"
Round "?"
White "?"
Black "?"
Result "0-1"
Annotator "Fritz 11 (60s)"
PlyCount "6"
FEN "


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" SetUp "1"

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. . . . . r k .
. . ♖ . . p . .
. . p . . ♙ p .
p . . . ♕ . . p
♙ . . . . . . ♙
. ♙ . . . . . .
. . ♙ . . q . .
. . ♔ . . . . .
white to play
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1. Rxf7
{ simply marches past the door to victory
1. Rd7 $142 $18
would have given White the upper hand}
1... Qg1+
{ 1... Rxf7 $4
will allow a snap mate in 3 2. Qe8+ Rf8 3. Qxg6+ Kh8 4. Qg7# 1... Kxf7 $4
mating quickly in 2} 2. ♕e7+ ♔g8 3. ♕g7#
2. Kb2 Rxf7
2... ♔xf7 $4 3. ♕e7+ ♔g8
4. ♕g7#
3. Qe8+ Rf8
3... ♖f8 4. ♕e6+ ♔h8 5. ♕xc6 ♕d4+ 6. ♔b1 ♖xf6 7. ♕e8+ ♔g7 8. ♕e7+ ♔h6 $19
0-1

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J Trevelyan vs F Jenni, 2005 
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38 ... Rg5xe5! White e3-queen must defend f3-tactical base
G A Thomas vs Lasker, 1936 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

31 Rd1-d7! Black f7-queen defends the f6-checking focal point
J M Hodgson vs Hebden, 1986 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

22 ... Re8-e5!! White f5-queen must defend g4-checking square
T Dao vs Kasparov, 2001 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

42 ... Bc5xe3!! White b3-queen must defend d1-checking square
Sunye Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

12 Bc4xf7+! Black d7-queen prevents check on d6 from e4-knight
Mamedyarov vs G Ginsburg, 2007 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1-0

29 Rg2-g5!! Black f5-queen must defend f7-square from Ne5-f7+
Aronian vs Stefansson, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

11 Rc1xBc8! Black b8-queen stop b5-knight check on d6-square
Sokolsky vs Krupski, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

19 ... Rh8xh2! h1-rook defends g1-checking sq from b6-queen
Yusupov vs Caruana, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

26 Rd2xd6! Black d6-pawn chain base must defend the e5-square
Shirov vs L D'Costa, 2008 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1-0

32 Rc8xNc6! Black c6-knight must defend the e5-checking square
R Mamedov vs S Feller, 2008 
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

45 Qf7-f6+! Black h4-queen cannot defend h1-square and herself
M Rodshtein vs B Amin, 2005 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 45 moves, 1-0

29 ... Qb6-b2!! White e2-queen must defend the d1-mating square
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

34 Re1-e7! Black f7-queen must defend f5-checking square
Fischer vs F Olafsson, 1960 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

20 g2-g3?? weaken f3-checking square for 20 ... Qd5xf3+! 0-1
L Petovic vs A Chudinovskikh, 2009 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

22 Rb1xBb7! gets rid of both defenders of c8-checking square
P Cramling vs B Yildiz, 2009 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

26 Re1-e2! Black d2-queen must prevent White queen check on d6
Topalov vs Shirov, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

23 Rf1-f8+! Black d4-queen cannot defend both d4-,f8-check sq
Motylev vs Shirov, 2009 
(C48) Four Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

40 Rc8xNf8! destroys Black f8-knight defender of e6-checking sq
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

30 ... Qe3-c1+! White d1-queen cannot protect b3-,c1-chck sq
Potkin vs Caruana, 2010 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

38 Qg6-h7+! Black g8-king cannot blockade g8, also protect h7
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2010 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

So vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, 2010 
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi, 2011 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

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