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Alexander Ac vs Peter Kastler
SVK-chT2-A (2000/01), rd 4
Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Variation (C43)  ·  1-0



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Dec-18-09  syracrophy: White missed 26.♕c8+ winning the ♖ of g4
Dec-18-09  jeeky1996: <syracrophy> I think he actually saw 26.Qc8+, but decided to simplify, trade off the rooks, and win a bishop thru 28.Qd8+, which is winning for white in any case.
Dec-19-09  ganstaman: <jeeky1996> I disagree. 26. Qc8+ is winning much more easily. What was really played left white up a rook, but black had his queen (and those pesky pieces can turn some otherwise won positions into perpetual-checking draws, or at the least make maneuvering more difficult).

So, much easier would be 26. Qc8+ Kg7 27. Rxg4+ leaving white with a queen and rook vs a bishop (and black is without his queen).

Both moves win, but there's no reason to see 26. Qc8+ and dismiss it thinking that something else is better.

Dec-19-09  markwell: Jeeky, this game is of such low quality that it beggars the imagination to believe that White saw Qc8+.
Dec-19-09  TheaN: For as much as it matters, 26.Qc8† Kg7 27.Rxg4† Qxg4 28.Qxg4† is mate in a few more moves; whilst the resulting endgame simply is not.
Dec-19-09  ounos: For what it matter, what happened is that White saw immediately the capture of the bishop and didn't bother to look for anything else. I know I wouldn't - the game would anyway end immediately.

What is surprizing is that black played some extra three moves. Surely White didn't see *that* coming :)

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