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Ruslan Ponomariov vs David Garcia Ilundain
Pamplona 1996/97 7th (1997), Pamplona ESP, rd 5, Jan-01
Scandinavian Defense: Ilundain Variation (B01)  ·  1-0



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Jan-28-02  bishop: In the final position if black takes the rook at a8 he gets smothered mated in six moves.
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  Sneaky: Bishop you are right again. At first I didn't see it, thinking Nh6+ would be appropriate, but then I saw Nd8+! Then if Qxe6+ Qxe6+ we have the classic "Philidor Mate" position.
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  plang: 3..Qd8 is not played much, I guess partially because of the game Fischer- Robatsch 1962. I wonder if it is really inferior to 3..Qa5? The queen usually retreats anyway. Ponomariov's play is quite sharp. 10 Rh3 is an interesting attempt. 22..Qg1 was a blunder; Ponomariov recommended 22..Rad8. Garcia must have missed 23 Qd6. Final mating combination is quite attractive.
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  GrahamClayton: After 14...Bd3, Ponomariov can capture the Bishop in 6 different ways:

15. ♗xd3
15. ♕xd3
15. ♘xd3
15. cxd3
15. ♖dxd3
15. ♖hxd3

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Sep-04-14  Poisonpawns: Black missed or declined several chances to draw by repetition.He must have thought a win was imminent.

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