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Markus Stangl vs Zurab Azmaiparashvili
Tilburg (1994), Tilburg NED, rd 2, Sep-13
Pirc Defense: Classical Variation. Two Knights System (B08)  ·  1-0



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Dec-28-05  notyetagm: Stangl plays the wicked 11 ♕xc3!.

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Now White threatens both 12 ♕x♕ and 12 px♗.

If Black tries to extricate himself from this <double attack> with 11 ... ♕xc3, then White does not meekly play 12 bxc3. Instead White plays the unbelievable in-between move (<zwischenzug>) 12 fxg7!!.

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Now the twin threats of 13 px♕ and 13 px♖=♕+ cost Black a whole queen, leaving White a piece ahead.

<A great combination by Stangl, based on the threat of promotion of an advanced pawn (e5-pawn).> White gives up his queen for a bishop but then threatens to promote his e-pawn, getting his queen back and leaving him a whole bishop ahead.

Dec-28-05  notyetagm: Black resigns due to the forced mate 18 ♕c7+ ♔e8 19 ♕xc8+! ♖xc8 20 ♖xc8#, a <backrank mate> with the Black king stuck in the middle of the board.
Jul-31-09  WhiteRook48: 11...Qxc3 would be crazy although black does't have much to do anyway

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11 ... QxQ not 12 pxQ but 12 pxBg7! a promotion zwischenzug
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from PLayer of the day:notable game II by nikolaas

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