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Sergey Smagin vs Dragutin Sahovic
Biel MTO op (1990), Biel SUI, rd 10, Aug-??
Nimzowitsch Defense: Scandinavian. Advance Variation (B00)  ·  1-0



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  TheAlchemist: A remarkable game by Smagin.

11...Ng5 tries to exploit the pin, but in fact loses. 12.Nxg5!! - sacrifices his Queen for 2 pieces and 2 pawns. Black's Queen remains bottled up on the Queenside, while White prepares for the final assault. In the end, Black loses a Rook or gets mated by Bg4.

Aug-08-05  Kangaroo: The plan with <10... Bg4> (better was <10...g6>) and especially <11... Ng5> is a root of all troubles.

The combination found by Sergey Smagin is interesting, but ... if his opponent had not created the opportunity for the queen sacrifice, it would not have shown up in the game.

May-02-10  alexrawlings: What a game! Was 14.. Kd8 black's best try? How about Kf8 or Kf7?
Jan-31-22  rwbean: From the Pierre Nolot computer chess test suite (1994) -- position number 3.

Back in 1994 Deep Thought II couldn't find 12. ♘xg5!! in an hour. Now Stockfish 14 finds it in a second.

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