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Jan Timman vs Viktor Korchnoi
SWIFT Tournament 2nd (1987), Brussels BEL, rd 5, Apr-15
French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Variation (C11)  ·  1-0

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Aug-21-04  patzer2: 26. Nxh6! is a good example of a pseudo-sacrifice on h6 leading to decisive material advantage or mate.

If 26...Kh7 (or 26...Kh8), then 27. Nf5+ Kg8 (27...Kg6 28. Nf7#) 28. Nf7# follows.

White's 29. Ne5?! was an inferior move in a winning combination, as it allows 29...Ng3+ 30. hxg3 Rh7 31. f7+ Rxf7 32. Nxf7 d2 33. Kg1 Rxh6 34. Nxh6+ Kg7 35. Ng4 Qxa2 with counterchances for Black.

Much stronger and more decisive for White is the move order 29. Qg6+! Kh8 30. Ne5! [Play could continue 30...Rh7 31. f7 d2 32. Qf6+! Rg7 33. Qh6+ Qh7 34. Ng6+ Rxg6 35. Qxf8+ Rg8 36. fxg8Q+ Qxg8 37. Qf6+ Qg7 38. Qxe6 .]

Aug-21-04  patzer2: In the final position, White wins after 30...Kh8 31. f7! . [Play could continue 31...d2 (31...Rg7 32. Qh6+ Rh7 33. Qxf8#) 32. Qf6+ Rg7 33. Qh6+ Rh7 34. Qxf8#]
Aug-21-04  Knezh: From the games you bring to attention it seems that the sacrifice of a piece is inadequate, and ergo, the whole variation is futile
Aug-21-04  patzer2: <Knezh> I'm not sure I follow you. Are you saying 26. Nxh6! does not win in this game? Or are you referring to piece sacrifices in other games?

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