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Anthony Miles vs Igor Alexandre Nataf
Capablanca Memorial Elite 36th (2001), Havana CUB, rd 3, May-07
Indian Game: Kingside Fianchetto (A48)  ·  1-0



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Nov-12-04  sandy simpson: Black Queen has no moves.
Dec-02-05  notyetagm: Yet another Black queen gets trapped on the h-file. After Black puts his queen in peril with 15 ... ♕h5?!, putting it on a square from which there is <NO RETREAT>, every one of White's next four moves (16 ♕a4, 17 ♗xf6, 18 ♘e4, 19 ♘g3) contributes to the eventual entrappment of the Black queen. Now that is what I call playing with a plan. Miles sees the opportunity to trap the Black queen and then plays four consecutive forcing moves to do so, a very effective plan indeed.

Fritz shows that the real blunder is 18 ... ♗e7?? but White is much better even after the improvement 18 ... ♕f5 19 ♖d5!, exploiting the potential knight fork on f6.

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  whiteshark: Yet another one of GM Nataf's caprices. With <15...Qc6> he could have <AVOID THE DANGER>, e.g. <16.Ne5 Qc7 17.Rfe1 Rfe8 18.Ndf3 Rad8> , max

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