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Nikolai Vlassov vs Teimour Radjabov
EU-ch Internet fin (2003), playchess.com, rd 2, Nov-09
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. Barmen Defense Modern Line (B22)  ·  1-0

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May-05-12  MarkFinan: This is a gem of a game!

White must have seen *Insert a lot of moves* ahead, to check blacks king all way to h3 before brilliantly finishing him off with the Bishops....

He had to have seen this since the Knight sac on move 18?????

This is both GOTD and a good POTD material!

Totally brilliant....

May-06-12  sevenseaman: A gutsy, thumping game if ever I saw one.

I never seen so much courage put on the altar of a long-sighted plan. Vlassov must have had total conviction.

I agree with <Finan>, Vlassov has got to have seen it all the way when he sacced that N on the 15th.

Such beauties can never fit any conservative frames.

May-07-12  MarkFinan: <sevenseaman> This game is a hidden little gem, that's for sure..

And White is an IM, while Black a super GM, which makes this game even more remarkable.. And you're right, this guy played this game with courage, there's everything I love about chess in this game,

May-17-12  LoveThatJoker: <MarkFinan> This is a tremendous game, man! Very cool and impressive King hunt.

As I viewed the game for the first time, I was intrigued about the winning line after 19...Nxf4.

This is what Stockfish had to say on the matter (moves in <> denote the main line),

<19...Nxf4>


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<20. Ne5+>

(20. Nb4+ Ke7 21. Qg5+ f6 22. Qxf4 +0.40 at a depth of 26)

<20...Kd8>

(20...Ke7 21. Qb4+ Kf6 22. Qxf4+ )

<21. Qb6+ Qc7>

(21...Ke7 22. Qb4+ Kd8 23. Qxf4 )

<22. Nxf7+ Kd7 23. Bb5+ Kc8 24. Ba6+ Kd7 25. Rd1+ Nd5 26. Bb5+ Ke7 27. Qxc7+ Nxc7 28. Rd7+ Kf6 29. g5+ Kg6 30. Bd3+ Kh5 31. Rxc7> +4.72 at a depth of 26

LTJ

PS. For all the analysis regarding 19...Nxf4, it should be noted that Radjabov's 19...Qd7 is best according to Stockfish.

May-18-12
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  FSR: Wow. Maybe Radjabov should have stuck to his Schliemann.
May-19-12
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  Once: <Mark> You are absolutely right. This is a great game. Deserves to be much better known. Thanks for pointing it out.

I particularly liked 20 Ne5. In order to attack, white does the very thing that you are not supposed to do in an attack - allow the queens to be swapped off. But in return he plays a reloader on b5 to flush the black king out.

Great spot for finding this game.

Feb-14-14  MarkFinan: <May-19-12: Once: <Mark> You are absolutely right. This is a great game. Deserves to be much better known. Thanks for pointing it out.>

I realize that that is an old comment now, but I'm glad others have finally noticed this game! It's one of those unknown classics that chess aficionados and hardcore chess fans should study a bit, and I see I've given the reasons why a few times before, lol. This game needs more kibitzing and more shine 😃

Feb-26-14  MarkFinan: Thank you for the compliment <KKDEREK> 😃

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