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Karsten Larsen vs Alexander Rustemov
Politiken Cup (2001), Copenhagen DEN, rd 3, Jul-18
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation General (C16)  ·  0-1

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May-27-19  landshark: 38... Qf1+ 39. Be1 Qxe1+ 40. Kc2 Qf2+ 41. Kd1 Qf1+ 42. Kc2 Nxd4+ completely cleans house.
May-27-19  Boerboel Guy: <landshark> ....41 Kd1 Qd2++
May-27-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: The game line obviously wins either queen or bishop.

Per the engine, the line in which White pitches the bishop turns out to be mate-in-8. I didn't calculate that all the way through, but I did see that Black can get his queen to d1 with check, and yielding a tempo with which to guard h5 and hence avoid a simple perpetual check.

May-27-19  Boerboel Guy: 38....Qf1+ (the threat being the discovered attack on the Q)
May-27-19  ndg2: Queen sac -- of the opponent's queen
May-27-19  saturn2: I only see a won pawn ending.

38...Qf1+ 39. Kc2 Nxd2 40. Qh5+ Kg8 41. Qe8+ Qf8 42. Qxf8+ Kxf8 43. Kxd2

May-27-19
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  Willber G: <saturn2: I only see a won pawn ending.

38...Qf1+ 39. Kc2 Nxd2 40. Qh5+ Kg8 41. Qe8+ Qf8 42. Qxf8+ Kxf8 43. Kxd2>

If 39.Kc2 then a check by the knight reveals a discovered attack on the white queen.

May-27-19  mel gibson: Very easy - swap a Knight for a Queen
followed by a simple end game.
May-27-19  malt: 38...Qf1+ 39.Be1
(39.Kc2 N:d4+ 40.cd4 Q:f7 )

39...Q:e1+ 40.Kc2 Qd2+ 41.Kb3 Qd1+ 42.Ka2
(42.Kb4 a5# )
42...Nd2 43.Qh5+ Q:h5

May-27-19  Omlyapawn: 38...Qf1+ 39. Be1 Qxe1+ 40. Kc2 Qf2+ 41. Kc1 Qf1+ 42. Kc2 ..42 Queensack
May-27-19  zb2cr: 38. ... Qf1+ wins material. If 39. Kc2, Nxd4+ discovers an attack on White's Queen. So, White has to try 39. Be1, Qxe1+; 40. Kc2, Qd2+. Black is ahead by a piece, and there are probably mating lines a few moves out after either 41. Kb1 or 41. Kb3.
May-27-19
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  agb2002: Black has a knight and a pawn for a bishop.

The white queen is defenseless. Hence, 38... Qf1+:

A) 39.Kc2 Nxd4+ 40.cxd4 Qxf7 wins.

B) 39.Be1 Qxe1+ 40.Kc2 Qf2+ 41.Kc1 (41.Kd1(3) Qd2#; 41.Kb1(3) Nd2+ and 42... Qxf7 wins) 41... Qf1+ 42.Kc2 Nxd4+ as above.

May-27-19
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  Breunor: In looking at the game I first thought 14 Ng5 was a blunder, why allow Nxf4? It looks like it was a sac however, with piling up on the f pawn. Pretty clever, but it looks like black saw further in the combination!

It looks like moves 14 -23 were a 'big combination', I suspect the GM playing black saw it all the way through!

May-27-19  lost in space: I love Monday‚Äôs

38. Qf1+ Kc2 Nxd4+ 40. cxd4 Qxf7 and 0:1

May-27-19  RandomVisitor: <Breunor><It looks like moves 14 -23 were a 'big combination',>... and an imprecise one at that.

What if white had played differently? For example, after 11...Nb8


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Stockfish_19052509_x64_modern:

<46/97 +0.71 12.Nh4 g6 13.0-0> Nbc6 14.b3 Nf5 15.Nxf5 gxf5 16.Ne2 h4 17.h3 Ne7 18.c4 Ng6 19.Rfc1 c6 20.c5 bxc5 21.dxc5 a5 22.Qf3 Be7 23.Rab1 0-0 24.Kh2 Rfb8 25.Nd4 Qe8 26.Be3 Bf8 27.Qf2 Be7 28.Qe2 Bf8 29.Nf3 Be7 30.Qd2 Kg7 31.Qf2 Ra7 32.Nd4 Rbb7 33.Qf3 Rb8 34.b4 axb4 35.axb4

46/59 +0.46 12.Ne2 Nbc6 13.Rc1 Na5 14.Nd2 Qc6 15.b3 Nf5 16.Rb1 Qd7 17.0-0 Nc6 18.c3 a5 19.a4 Nce7 20.Rfe1 Ng6 21.Nf1 Be7 22.h3 c6 23.g3 b5 24.Qf3 Rb8 25.Nd2 Rc8 26.Kh2 Kf8 27.Qd3 Kg8 28.Red1 Rh6 29.Ra1 Bd8 30.Nf3 bxa4 31.bxa4 Rb8 32.Rab1 Bb6 33.c4 Qb7 34.cxd5 cxd5

May-27-19  1stboard: Saturn2 / Wilber G , " I see only a pawn ending "

.............38 Qf1 +

39 Kc2 39 Nxd4 double +

40 K any 40 Qxf7

May-27-19
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  whiteshark: 38...Qf1+, and that's it.
May-27-19  LoveThatJoker: 38...Qf1+ wins for Black. LTJ
May-27-19  Pedro Fernandez: <<whiteshark>: 38...Qf1+, and that's it.> Right <Sharky>! but there are some roads arriving to Rome. I followed the road 38...Qf1+ (<obviously this move is common to all variations>) 39.Be1 Qxe1 40.Kc2 Qf2+!


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(<the idea is to win the queen>) 41.Kc1 (<here, strangely <landshark> moves 41.Kd1 and does not realize that 41...Qd2+ is mate>) 41...Qf1+! 42.Kc2 Ne1+


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