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Mikhail Gurevich vs Sang Cao
6th European Individual Championship (2005), Warsaw POL, rd 12, Jun-30
Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto Variation (A58)  ·  0-1

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Jan-08-08  Tomlinsky: Two consecutive tactical oversights by Gurevich after 23...Na4. He underestimates the weakness of his back-rank by not immediately exchanging queens and instead plays 24.Nd4 allowing the combination for advantage starting with 24...Bxd4. He then recaptures with the Rook instead of the Queen, which must have come as an unexpected bonus to Sang Cao, and it's goodnight Vienna. Very nicely played.
Jan-08-08  Jim Bartle: Holy Cao, the Fat Lady Sang!
Feb-04-09  KingG: Couldn't White have played 14.Ne1, with the idea Nc2, instead? A bit like in Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2008.
Oct-06-11  Shams: After <27...Qxa1>:


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In the game White played <28.Re4> and resigned a few moves later. He could have won two pieces for a rook: 28.Qxe7 Qxd4 29.Qxe8+ Kg7 30.Qxa4:


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...which looks much better than the previous diagram until you note how fast Black's c-pawn is. 30...Qxg4+! 31.Bg2 Qxe2 and if 32.Qxa6 Qd1+ and 33...c3 0-1. Line pointed out by Andrew Martin.

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