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Irina Krush vs Alexey Shirov
Canadian Open (2005), Edmonton CAN, rd 4, Jul-12
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Keres Defense (E32)  ·  0-1

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Jul-21-05  beenthere240: Good question. Looks like I.K. was convinced that Shirov wouldn't offer an unsound sacrifice. She seemed to be struggling after the 12th move when she temporarily lost a pawn and Shirov game out swinging.
Jul-21-05
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  al wazir: 26. Qxd5 Qh3 27. Rf2. If 27...Rfc8, then 28. Rxc2 Rxc2 (28...Nxf3+? 29. Qxf3! Qxf3 30. Rxc8#) 29. Qa8+ Rc8 30. Qd5. If 27...Rxf2 then 28. Kxf2 (28. Bxf2? Nxf3+ wins) Nxh4 29. Rh1 Rc8 30. Bc6. Where's the win?
Jul-21-05  DP12: your 27... Rxf2 is probably plenty good then Kxf2 Qxh2+ Ke1 otherwise Qh1+ may be good Qh4+ is probably winning.

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