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Christopher Lutz vs Pentala Harikrishna
Turin Olympiad (2006), Turin ITA, rd 6, May-27
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  0-1



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May-27-06  dramas79: I think 34 Qxa7 should have won for Lutz.
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  tamar: Harikrishna was ready! Lutz would lose after 34 Qxa7 Nxh5 35 Rxh5 Qc8!

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There is a threat of mate on c1, and if 36 g3 Qc1+ 37 Kg2 f4 38 gxf4 Qxf4 all Black's pieces become involved.

Jun-01-06  dramas79: Aha! <Tamar> Thanks. Black's pieces suddenly cooperate. Amazing! Also, I think 36. Qe3 to save mate runs into 36...f4 or 36... Qc2
Jun-26-06  blingice: Lutz blundered when he moved his king directly behind his pawn. He couldn't protect it, so it was lost. Otherwise, fantastic game by Harikrishna. Lutz was attacking strong, but Harikrishna realized he couldn't do anything significant, so he was in another corner of the board demolishing pawns.

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