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Michael Adams vs Peter Leko
European Rapid Championship (1996) (quick), Cap D'Agde FRA, rd 3, Oct-??
Trompowsky Attack: Classical Defense. Big Center Variation (A45)  ·  1-0



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May-13-05  notyetagm: 30 ♕b3!, an excellent move. This White queen move exploits two weaknesses in the Black position. The d5-pawn is loose, with two attackers (d1-rook, c4-pawn) versus two defenders (d7-queen, c6-pawn). The royal forking square c5 is also loose, with one attacker (e6-knight) versus one defender (b6-pawn). 30 ♕b3! attacks both of these weaknesses at the same time (<double attack>). This move adds an attacker to the loose d5-pawn, putting it en prise, while simultaneously pinning the b6-pawn to the Black king on b7, thus taking away the only defender of the c5-forking square. So White threatens both the d5-pawn and 31 ♘c5+, a royal fork. Black (Leko) sees the threat to his pawn (30 ... d4??) but fails to see that the c5-square is now undefended and has to resign immediately after 31 ♘c5+.

<It is dangerous to allow the enemy queen to pick up a line for free by making another threat at the same time.> Here even a great defensive player like Leko blunders badly because he saw only one of the threats created by the enemy queen moving.

May-30-05  farrooj: haha, funny..poor leko, not saying a basic fork like this..
May-30-05  maoam: Not as funny as someone who spells seeing as saying.
Jun-04-05  farrooj: no i think this is funnier
Apr-30-09  WhiteRook48: 30...Qd6 is probably better

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