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Michael Adams vs Christopher G Ward
Redbus KO (2001), Southend ENG, rd 1, Apr-13
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0

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Apr-14-07  notyetagm: Position after 18 ... ♘b4xd5??:


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18 ... ♘b4xd5?? is an incredible blunder for a GM to make.

Not only is the Black d5-knight a <LOOSE> piece defended only by other pieces (Black e7-knight) but Black also has a <SECOND WEAKNESS> in the <LOOSE> g7-square next to his h8-king.

White (Adams) then simply plays 19 ♗g2x♘d5 ♘e7x♗d5 20 ♕d2-g2!, a winning <DOUBLE ATTACK> with a mate threat, as White is threatening both 21 ♕g2x♘d5 and 21 ♕g2-g7#.

Position after 19 ♗g2x♘d5 ♘e7x♗d5 20 ♕d2-g2!:


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Black (Ward) must have missed that <TRADING DOWN IS A CLEARANCE OPERATION>. That is, in <TRADING DOWN> from the <LOOSE> (1-1) Black d5-knight to the <UNDEFENDED> (0-0) Black d5-knight with 19 ♗g2x♘d5 ♘e7x♗d5, White <VACATES> the g2-square for his d2-queen for the upcoming <DOUBLE ATTACK> against g7 and d5.

The move 20 ♕d2-g2! hitting both d5 and g7 was not legal while the White light-squared bishop still occupied the g2-square, and Black's failure to notice the <CLEARANCE> of this square by 19 ♗g2x♘d5 explains how the GM could have missed this simple tactic.

Jul-26-11
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  Nightsurfer: MICHAEL ADAMS demonstrates the new MAIN LINE as the matrix Nc3-g3-Bg2-d3-Be3-Qd2-Bh6-h4 has been dubbed by GARY LANE. That attack works well against an unsuspecting Black player - even if White stumbles and foolishly throws away some material in the process. Since the White raid is that strong, please compare R Gralla vs J Groetzbach, 2009 !
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