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Nigel Short vs Jan Timman
8th Euwe Memorial (1994), Amsterdam NED, rd 1, May-12
French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Variation (C11)  ·  1-0

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Aug-21-04
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  patzer2: Against the rare 13...g5!? in the classical French, Short finds a good opening idea with 14. Rb1! This simple idea gives White an advantage without going the complications of 14. Nb2!?, which White successfully navigated in Anand vs Dreev, 1991 but lost his way in Nunn vs Hoang Thang Trang, 1992.
Aug-21-04
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  patzer2: After Black's 30. Bxa2??, White initiates a decisive tactical shot with 31. Nd7+! Notice how he utilizes the knight fork, discovered check and the pin to win decisive material. I am classifying it as a knight fork for my game collections, since it's the tactic which begins and ends the combination.

In the final position, play could continue 31...Rxd7 32. Rc8+ Rd8 (32...Ke7 33. Nf5+!; 32...Kg7 33. Nf5+!) 33. Rxd8+ Qxd8 34. Nxe6+ winning the Queen due to the pin and the Knight Fork.

Dec-03-05  WMD: <In the final position, play could continue 31...Rxd7 32. Rc8+ Rd8 (32...Ke7 33. Nf5+!; 32...Kg7 33. Nf5+!) 33. Rxd8+ Qxd8 34. Nxe6+ winning the Queen due to the pin and the Knight Fork.>

On 32...Ke7/Kg7, 33.Qf6# is also good.

Jun-20-09  alexrawlings: Nice finish. The last move would make a good Tuesday puzzle, IMO.
Jun-20-09  WhiteRook48: extremely sacrificial

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