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Ivan Sokolov vs Loek van Wely
Hoogovens Group A (1996), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-14
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense (D26)  ·  1-0



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May-22-07  YouRang: Maybe a good candidate for Thursday puzzle: 24. ?

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<24. Rxd4!> Gets rid of knight, giving white time to break thru black's defense

<24...Bxd4> (...Rxd4 is really no better)

<25. fxg6> (threat: Qxf7+ & Qxh7# next) <f6> (if hxg6, then 26. Bxg6! fxg6? 27. Rxg6+ & Qh5# next)

<26. Qh5!> (threat: Qxh7+ & Qf7# next)

Black is a goner. For example,

If 26...Rb7 (as played), then 27. g7! (threat: Bxh7#) Rxg7 28. Qxh7+ Kf7 29. Rxg7+ Ke6 30. Qf6#.

If 26...h6, then 27. Qxh6 Qc7 28. g7! with 29. Qh7+ & g8=Q# an insurmountable threat.

Feb-06-14  ProjectF: sokolov always loves to do a rook lift and attacking kingside like in sokolov vs kasparov, polgar

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