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Borislav Ivkov vs Eugenio Torre
Madonna di Campiglio (1973), Madonna di Campiglio ITA, Jan-??
English Opening: Great Snake Variation (A10)  ·  1-0

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Mar-29-10
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  Fusilli: Why not 16...Qd8? Doesn't that save the pawn?
Apr-09-13
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Yes, but having just come from d8 the queen probably didn't feel like going back yet :-)

In any case, after 17. Be6+ Kh8 18. f4! (preventing ...Bf6) White would be in complete control.


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Black's whole army is essentially helpless here. If 18...h6 19. Qg4, so all he can do is sit back and wait for White to decide where to break through. He can't even comfortably unpin the Ne7, as either ...Qe8 or ...Re8 would allow one of White's rooks to penetrate.

Apr-09-13
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  wordfunph: after 3 long years, Prof. <Fusilli>'s query was justified by the 2012 ChessBookie World Champ <Switch> :)
Apr-15-13
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  Fusilli: <wordfunph> Better late than never!

I am sure I have a lot of orphan queries spread around.

Good point, <switch>.

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