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John Nunn vs Artur Yusupov
Linares (1988), Linares ESP, rd 10, Mar-05
French Defense: Winawer. Positional Variation (C19)  ·  0-1

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Jan-13-06
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  Honza Cervenka: This is a cool game. Great performance by Artur Yusupov.
Jan-13-06  jmi: <Honza Cervenka: This is a cool game. Great performance by Artur Yusupov.>

I concur. But the endgame was spectacular. Watch how Yusupov bided his time (with careful manoeuvering of his ♘) manages to:

a. push all his pawns up till 3rd rank
b. capture White's remaining pawn in the process
c. avoid perpetual check by White's ♕

This was one brillant endgame technique.

In the final play, Yusupov deliberately leaves a pawn hanging and when the Queen captures it, it's curtains for White!

77. ♕xg3 ♖g4 78. ♕xg4+ ♔xg4
77. ♕h1 g2 78. ♕h2 ♖f1#
77. ♕h1 g2 78. ♕h3 ♖f1+ 79. ♔h2 ♙g1=♕#

Jan-13-06  who: What's wrong with 31.Nxc4
Jan-13-06
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  Honza Cervenka: After 31.Nxc4 Nxc4 black a-Pawn would have become very dangerous.
Jul-07-08  arsen387: woo-hoo!! WHAT A GAME!! Yusupov played a great game here.

<Honza Cervenka: After 31.Nxc4 Nxc4 black a-Pawn would have become very dangerous.> Yes, and this is a perfect example of a postion where the mathematical values of the pieces mean nothing. after that line blacks will have 2 N and 2 pawns for a Q and still winning. It's a very cool game, I'm impressed.

Apr-17-19  SpiritedReposte: Hidden gem.

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