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Mircea-Emilian Parligras vs Baadur Jobava
European Championship (2004), Antalya TUR, rd 2, May-16
Pirc Defense: General (B07)  ·  0-1



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Sep-20-04  Tigran Petrosian: What a great game.
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  Benzol: <Tigran Petrosian> Can you post a link to your game against Onischuck.
Oct-30-07  myra: Yeah, amazing game ....
Nov-06-15  PhilFeeley: The Pirc always seemed to me to be too cramped, yet here Jobava blasts his way though to the king. Great game.
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  plang: 7 Kb1!? seems premature; 7 f3 or 7 Bh6 are usually played. 8..Nbd7 was new; 8..b4 and 8..Qc7 had each been played once previously. 9 e5? was poorly prepared and quickly led to a decisive Black advantage. 12 Qxc6?! was a very dubious pawn grab.

Timman on 14..Bxa2+!:
"The start of the sacrifice fest. 14..Qa5, by the way, would also have yielded Black a decisive attack. Jiobava's sacrifice somehow reminds me of the famous game Bird-Morphy, London 1858, in which the American makes a spectacular sacrifice in a position that could also have been won without resorting to combinations."

22 cxd..Qa2+ 23 Kc1..Qxb3 (or 23..Nxc6) is also winning.

Surprised this game hasn't received more attention; it is quite pretty.

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