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Miltiadis Kadiltzoglou vs Bjornar Byklum
Korinthos (2001), Korinthos GRE, rd 3, Jul-30
Indian Game: Barczay Indian (A50)  ·  0-1



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  sea7kenp: Wow! Two Exchange Sacrifices in a row!
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  fredthebear: <sea7kenp> Indeed!

If the second exchange sacrifice is accepted, it's checkmate 21.BxRe2 Ng3#. This is called "Taimanov's Knight Check" by Murray Chandler, Deadly Checkmate #9 on pages 30-31 of "How to Beat Your (Anyone) At Chess". See the Diagram below:

"Taimanov's Knight Check"

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This is a variation of Greco's Mate, where the knight is usually sacrificed to open the h-file for the queen (or rook) to deliver checkmate after the h-pawn is removed. But here, roles are reversed and the queen pins the h-pawn so the knight can deliver checkmate.

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