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Pia Cramling vs Irina Levitina
Candidates Tournament (1985), Malmo, Sweden
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Spassky Variation (D87)  ·  1-0



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  Benzol: 23...hxg6 24.♖f8+ ♔g7 25.♕f6+ ♔h6 26.♕h4+ ♔g7 27.♕h8 mates.
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  offramp: A modern form of Légall's trap - 16.Nf4! If black takes the queen she loses too much material.
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  Stonehenge: What if black accepts the queen sacrifie. 16...Bxd1 17. Nxe6 and then?
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  Stonehenge: Scarifice I meant, no sarific...


Apr-12-15  Volmac: <Stonehenge: What if black accepts the queen sacrifie. 16...Bxd1 17. Nxe6 and then?>

White wins if black accepts the Queen sacrifice. 16...♗xd1 17.♘xe6 ♕b6(17...♖xd5 18.♘xc7 is a beautiful fork) 18. ♘xd8+ ♔h8 19.♘f7+ ♔g8 20.♖fxd1

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White's initiative is extremely strong. There are passed pawns in the centre and the b- and f-lines for the rooks.

If 17...♕d7 18.♘xd8+

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Black must play 18...♕xd5 19.exd5 ♗e2 20.♖fe1 ♖xd8 21.♖xe2 but white ends up being an exchange ahead.

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  Stonehenge: Thanks a lot. What a great queen sacrifice!
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