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Olga Rubtsova vs Nina Hruskova-Belska
Moscow, WCH Woman RUS (1950), rd 13, Jan-??
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: Very sharp game.
Aug-25-05  aragorn69: Thx <Honza> for yet another great reference.

However, I did not see how White could win after 22.-Kxf7!? (giving the Queen to maintain the attack) 23.Nxe5+ Kg8.

The obvious move 24.h3? seems to lose to 24.-Rf8!. Though, verifying with my little computer (Gnu 5.0), it found that 25.Rd1! Rf2 26.Bh7+! Kf8 27.Qxf2 Bxf2 28.Rd8+ keeps a slight material edge, even if Black still has drawing chances.

In fact, the winning move (again found by my silicon friend) is 24.Bh7+!! because of 24.-Rxh7 25.Qg6+ Kh8 26.Nf7+ Rxf7 27.Qxf7

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  Honza Cervenka: <aragorn69> Yes, 22...Kxf7 23.Nxe5+ Kg8 24.Bh7+! stops black threats in all lines.
May-12-14  NajdorfSch: I agree with both of you. However, I can't see how 24. ... Rxh7 25.Qg6+ Kh8 26.Nf7+ Rxf7 27.Qxf7 is winning for white. After 27. ... Nf4, what does white play?
May-12-14  shivasuri4: <NajdorfSch>, White then simply plays 28.Qxb7.
May-14-14  NajdorfSch: <shivasuri4>, Many thanks for that. My wife had inadvertently moved the a8 rook to b8 while I was analysing. I won't let that happen again.

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