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Alexander G Beliavsky vs Miguel Illescas Cordoba
Linares (1990), Linares ESP, rd 2, Feb-19
Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Carlsbad Variation (D34)  ·  0-1



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16...Re5!! was an amazing punch that must have shocked Beliavsky.

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Unnoticed by the players, the incredible tactical shot 25 Bxg7!! would have turned the tables.

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  fredthebear: Interesting observations <woldsmandriffield>, and thank you for the diagrams.

A minor piece sacrifice that leaves the opponent with isolated pawns and holes is often worthwhile, not necessarily better (materially) according to computer analysis, but troublesome to deal with, particularly with the queen still on board to capitalize. In this case, Black might return the favor a few moves later with Nxg3, having lost a valuable protective center pawn and being threatened with capture.

After 25.Bxg7 BxBg7 26.Rxd5 Nxg3:

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