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Viktor Antonovich Bologan vs David Bronstein
Oslo (1994), Oslo (Norway), rd 6
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55)  ·  1-0



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Jun-21-02  refutor: gorgeous queen sac by bologan *against* the genius bronstein, but why not try 40. ... Bxe7? i'm not overlooking mate am i?
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  Sneaky: Hmmm I was about to answer your question but then I realized the position is more subtle than I had thought.

And so I consulted my computer that offers this line:

40. ...Bxe7 41. Rxe7 Kf8 (forced, in view of Re8+ and Rh8#) 42.Rc7! Be6 43. Rxc3. In this line, White--although queenless--has much more material.

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  crafty: 40...♗xe7 41. ♖xe7 ♔f8 42. ♖c7 ♗e6 43. ♖xc3 ♕b1 44. ♖e3   (eval 5.88; depth 17 ply; 750M nodes)
Dec-12-12  jvasea1990: Houdini 2.0c w32
3.54 (depth 19) 40...Bd7 41.e8=Q Bxe8 42.Rxe8 f6 43.Bc5 Kg7 44.Rxf8 Qxa3 45.Rd8 a5 46.Ra8 Qa4 47.bxa5 h5 48.Nd4 h4 49.Nge2 Nxe2 50.Nxe2 Qc6 51.Ra7+ Kg8 52.Be3 Qb5 53.Nc1 Qe5+ 54.Kg1

( 4.76 (depth 19) 40...Bxe7 41.Rxe7 Kf8 42.Rc7 Be6 43.Rxc3 Qd1 44.Ne4 Qe2 45.Nc5 Bf5 46.Be3 Qb2 47.Bxh6+ Kg8 48.Bd2 f6 49.g4 Bb1 50.Kg2 g5 51.Rb3 Qc2 52.Rd3 Ba2 53.Rd8+ Kg7 54.Nd4 Qb2)

Feb-26-16  SimplicityRichard: Wow!#
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