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Alexey Shirov vs Branko Damljanovic
33rd Bosnian Sarajevo (2003), Sarajevo BIH, rd 9, May-27
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1-0

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Jun-04-03
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  chessgames.com: There is an excellent Flash presentation at www.chess.fm by IM Bill Paschall, annotating this game.

http://www.chess.fm/paschall/052903...

Jun-04-03  niekJ: it shoud be a crazy move but why not 25 ... Nxe1.
Jun-04-03
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  Honza Cervenka: <niekJ> What about 26.Qd4?
Jun-04-03  clifford: if 25 Nxe1 the Qd8+, and after the resulting exchanges the pawn is queened
Jun-04-03
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  Honza Cervenka: <clifford> 26.Qd8 after 25...Nxe1 is not check and also it doesn't work for simple 26...Bd7 27.Ba5 Qc8 or even 26...Qxe7 27.Qd4 f6. But 26.Qd4 wins immediately as black cannot prevent mating threats on diagonal a1-h8.

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