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Jonathan Rowson vs Nick de Firmian
2nd Milk Tournament (2003), Selfoss ISL, rd 7, Nov-05
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack Anti-English (B90)  ·  1-0



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Aug-30-04  greystar69: Isn't 22. Rxd8 equally devastating? I guess 21... Bxe5 is more a move of desparation, thought the continuation after 21... Qe8 is also not clear to me.
Apr-24-07  sammy desandoli: 21...Qe8, 22.Bxg7 Kxg7, 23.Rh5 mate soon to follow.

22.Rxd8 Rfxd8 Black has good chances, White rook on h is useless,black can double rooks on d file, whites bishop is very strong, black king is safe for now, white king exposed.

Jan-12-09  Phantom.Nightmare: 22.Qh6! basically finishes the game off. A very good ending of a nice played game.
Apr-18-10  UnsoundHero: After 22 Qxh6, if 22...Bf6 23 Rg5+! Bxg5 24 hxg5, followed by mate on h7 or h8. What a convenient way to get some use out of the dormant Rh1.
Jun-28-12  shakman: Couple of games in same opening:

Bacrot vs Karjakin, 2009

Ponomariov vs Judit Polgar, 2002

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  plang: 11 Qe2 is a rarely played sideline (11 Qf3 is most popular) first played in a 2002 Rapids game. Rowson thought that 11..Qb6 would have been more solid. 16..Qb6 had been played in the Rapids game; 16..a5 was new. 18..Rc8? was an error that was quickly punished; Rowson offered 18..Qd7 19 Qd4..Qxd4 20 Bxd4..e5! 21 Bc5..Rfd8 22 Be7..Ra4 when White's positional advantages seem to be offset by the vulnerability of White's king.

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