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Peter Svidler vs Sergei Rublevsky
Karpov Poikovsky (2005), Poikovsky RUS, rd 8, Mar-06
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43)  ·  1-0



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Mar-16-05  cade: Svidlers double piece sacrifice starting with 28. Bxh7 is brilliant and must take alot of balls to play in tournament conditions.
Mar-16-05  iron maiden: The endgame, in which Svidler wins despite being theoretically down on material, is as interesting as the combination.
Mar-16-05  cade: The beauty of the sacrifice is that it is a "true" sacrifice. Svidler goes down material but wins with positional play.
Mar-16-05  themindset: yes, insanely deep sac. this is a move that a computer would never play.
Aug-28-05  n30: is it sound though? im not that good a player, but sacking 3 pieces for a Queen doesn't "feel" right to me...
Oct-02-05  THE pawn: < a move that a computer would never play > unless the comp is called hydra.
Mar-05-06  Topzilla: A masterpiece..
Jun-22-06  The Phantom: I wonder why Svidler does not play these kind of things often..
Jul-04-07  sanyas: Send him a letter, perhaps he'll play a few more masterpieces if you ask him nicely.
Jan-08-16  SpiritedReposte: Hidden gem. A queen for 3 pieces can be a fine trade, as long as your king is safe and your pawns aren't picked off one by one.

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