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Ilia Smirin vs Leonid Grigoryevich Basin
Sokolsky mem (1985), Minsk
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76)  ·  0-1

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Jul-05-09  Shajmaty: Is 19...♕c8 better, as tried by Pogonina more than 20 years later?
Sep-07-10
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  sethoflagos: <Shajmaty> Is the Pogonina game in a database (or anywhere?)?
Nov-11-10  ReikiMaster: 20.Bxa8 Qf4 21.Rd8+ white wins.
Nov-17-10  belgradegambit: Position after 17...Rc3!


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This is the main theoretical line for Black so a quiz for dragon enthusiasts. Isn't 18 QxP simply winning?

No because Black has 18...BxB! and if QxQ then RxPch is a perpetual and if 19 RxB then 19...Qc6 threatens Ra8 and RxPch.

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