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Henrique Mecking vs Lian-Ann Tan
Petropolis Interzonal (1973), Petropolis BRA, rd 4, Jul-28
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Fianchetto Lines (A29)  ·  1-0



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  patzer2: With 25. Bxf7+!! Kxf7 26. Rxc7+ Qxc7 27. Qh7+ white wins using forced moves (two captures) to set up a winning skewer attack.

White also demonstrates good strategy and technique in winning with the advantage of the queen versus black's rook and bishop, which is usually not such an easy win.

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  patzer2: After 33 Qa6+, white wins (in the final game position) by using the queen to check the king or attack black's pieces while gaining tempo to advance the passed pawns on the a-file and h-file. Certainly, 34. QxR?? is a very bad idea here.
Aug-28-03  Qian: after 33... king moves to the 7th row, wouldnt 34. g4 produce a double attack on the rook and bishop?
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  Honza Cervenka: 34.g4 gives nothing to white after Rd4+.
Apr-09-05  notyetagm: 34 g4 ♖d4+ 35 ♔e3! and then

35 ... Re4+ 36 Kf3
35 ... Rd3+ 36 Ke2 Be4 and now a queen fork will pick up undefended Black e4-bishop

Apr-09-05  aw1988: What do you mean, g4 gives nothing? It is a winning move, like many others in this position.
Apr-09-05  samvega: I think point was merely that 33..K moves 34.g4 Rd4+ 35.K moves Rxg4.
Apr-09-05  aw1988: Oh. Erm, true enough, and now I wonder why anyone would play g4, if they are not playing with the opponent.
May-29-07  srinivas6195: i think that mecking might have planned bishop f7 from move number 23 thats why tan played rd8 then bishop c4 queen takes pawn but if black had analysed the idea of bishop f7 from first then why did he take that white pawn on c3 .
May-29-07  srinivas6195: might be tan over looked bishop f7
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  perfidious: Black overlooked a neat trick here; if he'd played simply 24....Bxd3 25.Bd3 Rxd3, he would have had no problems, but greed cometh before a fall.
Mar-14-14  SpiritedReposte: 25. ? White to play.
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