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Joel Lautier vs Matthew Sadler
Enghien-les-Bains 3rd (1999), Enghien-les-Bains FRA, rd 3, Mar-05
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Variation (B87)  ·  1-0



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  fm avari viraf: After 25.Qa8+ Nb8 26.Qb7# or 25...Bb8 26.Qxa6+ Kc7 27.Rc1+ nor 25...Kc7 will survive as 26.Rc1+ Kb6 27.R c6+ K-any 28.Qxa6# Again if 26.Rc1+ Bc5 27.Rxc5+ Kd6 28. Qc6#. A beautiful finish by young Lautier.
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  plang: 8..b4 is very sharp; 8..Be7 and 8..Bb7 are played more often. At Tilburg 1998 in a game between the same two opponents Lautier had played 10 Be3 and the game had been drawn. 10 c3 was first played in Rogic-Panasovic 1998 Dresden Zonal where Panasovic played 10..Nc6. Sadler's 10..Nxe4? was just asking for trouble. Lautier intended to answer 12..Nc6 with the decisive sacrifice 13 Nxe6! ie. 13..fxe 14 cxd..exd 15 Bxd5 or 13..Bxe6 14 cxd..Nd4 15 Qxe4..Nxb3 16 dxe..Nxa1 17 Qc6+..Ke7 18 Qb7+..Kxe6 19 Re1+..Kf6 20 Qf3+ mating. 23..Bxg3 24 Rf8+..Rxf8 25 Qxf8+..Kxd7 26 dxe+..Kc7 27 Qg7+..Kb6 28 fxg also would have won easily for White.

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