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Andrei Volokitin vs Ivan Sokolov
XXXV Bosnia GM International (2005), Sarajevo BIH, rd 3, May-21
Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal Variation (C69)  ·  0-1

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Jun-13-05  prinsallan: 38. Rxf8?

Why not 38. hxg4

Am I missing something here?
Surely Volokitin must have seen the danger with the discovered check, or did he think Solokov just gave up the Rook for nothing?

Anyway, I think White can stay a piece up with my move, comments appreciated.

Jun-13-05  nikolaas: 31.hxg4 Rxf4 32.Nxf4 Rxg4 wins the piece back with an important pawn up.
Jun-13-05  Cyphelium: <both below> 31. hxg4 ♖xf4? 32. ♘xf4 ♖xg4+ 33. ♘g2 and white is a piece up. Instead, 31.- ♗xg4 threatening ♗xe2+ is better. After 32. ♖xf8 ♗xe2+ 33. ♔f2 ♗xd1 black is indeed that important pawn up. Or 32. ♔h2 ♖xf4 33. ♘xf4 ♗xd1 or 32. ♖xg4 ♖xg4+ 33. ♔h1 ♖f2, which too looks losing for white.
Jun-15-05  prinsallan: Thanks boyyos, my intel 386 cant handle those long lines.

ps. i surrender ;( ds

Mar-01-08  notyetagm: What a great game by Ivan Sokolov.
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