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Oscar de la Riva Aguado vs Alexander Grischuk
36th Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 1, Oct-16
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. English Attack (B80)  ·  0-1



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Oct-26-04  OneArmedScissor: 41. ...Qc3

I believe this is the winning move.
It prevents white from achieving the perpetual checks along the long diagonal, and the mating attack is unavoidable.

Oct-26-04  Shams: no reason not to check and grab the c-pawn first, though
Oct-26-04  OneArmedScissor: Shams you're wrong. Sorry. Here is the winning line.

41. ...Qc3
42. Na1 Be6
43. Qd6 Qxa5
44. Qd4+ Kg8
45. Nb3 Qd5
46. Kb2 Qxd4+
47. Nxd4 Bd5

The end game is winning for Black.

Oct-27-04  Shams: OneArmedScissor, don`t be sorry! I`ve been wrong before. I could be wrong here. But please note that I never said your move (...Qc3) lost, so you have proven nothing. I made a "no reason not to [make another move first]" statement-- you refute this by showing me a reason NOT TO DO IT. Refute my move and I will say you have proven me wrong.

Your line wins but come on, 43...Qxa5? Push the d-pawn and black mates in a couple moves.

I maintain that:
42. Kb2 (or Ka2) ...Qxc2+
43. Ka3 Qc3

is an easier win.

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