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Michael Adams vs Vladimir Viktorovich Epishin
Klooster Tournament 5th (1992), Ter Apel NED, rd 3, Mar-11
French Defense: Advance. Euwe Variation (C02)  ·  0-1



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Mar-28-04  kashparov72c5: Does anybody know the continuation?
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  crafty: 27. ♗xh4 ♕g4+ 28. ♗g3 f3+ 29. ♔h2 ♕h5+ 30. ♗h4 ♕xh4+ 31. ♔g1 ♘e2#   (eval -Mat05; depth 10 ply; 10M nodes)
Apr-13-06  notyetagm: 19 ... ♖xf3! is the standard French exchange sacrifice on f3 that Black usually plays in the 3 ... ♘f6 Tarrasch.

Here in this French Advance game with opposite-side castling it is devastating, ripping open the White kingside and creating all kinds of weaknesses around the White king, all for the price of a mere exchange.

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  whiteshark: <crafty> Or 27.♔g1 ♘e2+ 28.♔h2 ♘f3+ 29.♔g2 ♘e1+ 30.♖xe1 f3+ 31.♔f1 ♕h3#
Jan-17-20  stacase: I would have moved 20...Bd4 and after White defends his Rook, 21...Bxe5
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  agb2002: Black has bishop and a knight for the bishop pair.

The first idea that comes to mind is 19... Rxf3 20.gxf3, but I've been unable to find a winning maneuver neither after 20... Nxe5, nor 20... Nd4, nor 20... Bd4. However, I think I'd play 19... Rxf3.

Jan-17-20  hdcc: Epishin expedition.
Jan-17-20  EIDorado: Today was a trap. After 19. ... Rxf3 the engine gives +0.22. Instead it suggests the obvious 19. ... Nd4, with almost a pawn advantage for black.
Jan-17-20  Walter Glattke: 19.-Rxf3 is plausible, but white could continue with 20.Be1 and 21.Qd3. Black must continue with Nef5/Rg8/g5, and Qf7/Qh5, so I also would play 19.-Rxf3 here, but the continue has a big lot of variations then.
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  Check It Out: That was a terrific combination. Adams is underrated.
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  offramp: <Check It Out: That was a terrific combination. Adams is underrated.>

WAIT! Hold on to your horses, there.

It was Epishin who played this combo.

Jan-17-20  mel gibson: I didn't see that and neither did Stockfish 10. The text only works because White played inaccurately.

Stockfish 10 chooses a different move:

19... Nd4
.. Nd4 (♘c6-d4 c4xd5 ♘e7xd5 ♘f3xd4 ♗c5xd4 ♗b3xd5 ♖d8xd5 ♕b1-b4 ♖f8-d8 ♖a1-c1 ♗d4-c5 ♕b4-b3 g7-g5 a3-a4 ♔c8-b8 ♗h2-g3 ♕c7-d7 ♖c1-c4 ♗c5-b6 ♕b3-c2 ♖d5-d4 ♖f1-c1 g5xh4 ♗g3xh4 ♖d8-g8 ♖c4xd4 ♕d7xd4 ♗h4-e7 ♕d4xe5 ♗e7-c5 ♕e5xc5 ♕c2xc5 ♗b6xc5 ♖c1xc5 ♖g8-g5 ♖c5-c4 h6-h5 ♔g1-h2 b7-b6 ♖c4-c6 ♖g5-g4 ♖c6xe6) +0.98/36 171)

score for Black +0.98

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  chrisowen: Kandahar telaviv muddler.
Jan-17-20  drollere: open file, gotta love it. and what's wrong with 21. Qd1 and 22. Bg3?
Jan-17-20  SpamIAm: "Find the move that gives a (very) slight positional advantage."
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  Check It Out: <offramp> Good catch. My horses are being held in the stable. Adams is still underrated, though!
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