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Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu vs Vadim Markovich Milov
6th European Individual Championship (2005), Warsaw POL, rd 7, Jun-25
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1-0



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  vonKrolock: <8...♗d6> 8...♘d5 - Judit Polgar vs Speelman, 1992

<13...c5> More circunspect would be 13...c6 followed by 0-0-0

<25...e4> Easy to criticize with words, but an alternative like 25...♔e8 26.♕h8 ♕f8 27.♕h3! ♔d8 28.♖e1! etc was not very pleasant

<Note: Another classical Game still lacking in the base>:

FR 5.1.3 (C11)
White player Judit Polgar HUN IGM 2575
Black player Evgeny Bareev RUS IGM 2670
Hastings 1992 (14) 1-0
Source: Magazine 1993/2 buy
Yearbook 27 (1992) buy
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1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.c3 f6 4.g5 dxe4 5.xe4 bd7 6.f3 h6 7.xf6+ xf6 8.e3 d6 9.d3 b6 10.e5 b7 11.b5+ d7 12.O-O-O a6 13.b3 b5 14.c4 O-O 15.f4 e4 16.c5 e7 17.d3 xg2 18.hg1 d5 19.c2 f5 20.g6 e8 21.c6 f8 22.e5 h4 23.e2 f6 24.h5 ed8 25.xg7+ xg7 26.g1+ h8 27.f7+ h7 28.xh6

Jul-03-05  nsteinme: Can someone help me figure out why black resigned here? I don't see it yet...

To me it looks like 31... Qxh6 leaves black up a minor piece. There must be a winning continuation from white, but I can't find it. If 32. Rxg6 then 32... Qxg6 and the queen can't recapture. If 32. Rxe4 then 32... Re8 looks like an adequate defense against 33. Qe7+.


Jul-03-05  azaris: 32. d6
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  tamar: Is it possible when he played 27 Kc2 Nisipeanu saw this finish?

With the ♔ on c1, 31...Qxh6+ would have turned the tables.

Jul-03-05  coolthing76: If 31...Qxh6 then 32. Rh4
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  tamar: <coolthing76> <If 31...Qxh6 then 32. Rh4> 32...Ne8 would win for Black since the queen has no checks.

I think <azaris> was right and 32 d6 would have been played. f7 is defenseless.

Jul-03-05  cade: 31...Qxh6 32.Rh4 Nh5. That line is a pointless dead end for White.

31...Qxh6 32.d6! with mate to follow.

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  tamar: <31...Qxh6 32.Rh4 Nh5. That line is a pointless dead end for White.> 33 Rxh5 would still win because 33...Qxh5 34 d6 can't be met.
Jul-05-05  cade: 31.Qxh6 32.Rh4 Nh5 33.Rxh5 Qxh5 34.d6 Qh7

The mate thread is gone so whites best move would now be dxc7, which while strong, isn't mating by force.

33.d6 is actually stronger than 33.Rxh5 in that line.

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  tamar: <cade> Milov might have played 31...Qxh6 just to see if Nisipeanu would fall into a trap trying to win the queen.

32 Rh4 would lose to 32...Ne8, but it would win against 32...Nh5

But in answer to 32...Nh5 33 d6 would be a huge mistake giving Black the win back by 33...Nxf6 and White is out of tricks. 34 dxc7 Qxh4 35 dxb8Q+ still leaves a lost game after 35...Ne8

Nisipeanu undoubtedly had planned 31...Qxh6 32 d6, as it crowns his previous play, and Milov did not want to be shown.

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  wordfunph: according to GM Nisipeanu, this is his best game ever..


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