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Boris Kantsler vs Ilya Yulyevich Smirin
17th Maccabiah (2005), Jerusalem ISR, rd 1, Jul-10
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92)  ·  0-1

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Dec-07-05  Darknite: 25....Qxh2! Lovely move. Although its not really a queen sac because black wins back the queen by force, it wins 2 pawns and creates a dominating position. The fact that 27.Kg3 is forced is the justification for all of Smirin's play. 27. Kg1?? Nh3+ 28. Kh2 Nxf2+ 29.Kg1 Nh3+ 30.Kh2 Nf4+ 31.Kg1 Rxg2# really is quite pretty. Smirin is obviously a Kings Indian officianado. Does anyone else (other than maybe Joe Gallagher) currently play the KID as often as Smirin?
Dec-07-05  Saruman: <Darknite> Hot Tip: click the link (E92) next to the gamescore.
Feb-10-06  waddayaplay: Yes it is a nice combination. And it followed on nice attack.

Other top-class players who play the KID today are Viktor Bologan and Teimour Radjabov

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