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Levente Vajda vs Emil Sutovsky
Turin Olympiad (2006), Turin ITA, rd 6, May-27
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  0-1



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May-28-06  gulliver: Bravo Sutovsky ! Thank you for giving me such an enjoyment
May-28-06  Open Defence: nice one.. White does not have enough pieces to support the ♕ though the Blac ♔s pawn cover is shattered.... nice....
May-30-06  aragorn69: 14.-Nxd5!! is certainly THE move of the 6th round.
Jun-06-06  neosystems: One of my favorite Olympiad games. :) Material sacrifices, king migrations, etc. And yes, I agree about Nxd5!!. I was wondering what white was going for with Nxg5. The kingside doesn't really open up and the black knight is there to prevent Qh5. I guess it does keep the knight pinned to the queen, but it just seemed pretty odd...
Jun-21-09  hedgeh0g: Surely sacking the Queen for 2 minor pieces is unsound here, but Sutovsky remarkably makes it work...
Apr-13-13  RookFile: Brilliant play by black.
Jul-27-15  der623: <hedgeh0g> Actually Sutovsky ended up with three minor pieces for the Queen because White started the sequence by sacking the Knight to get the pin on the f6 Knight. In a semi open to closed position like this, once the minor pieces get coordinated, they are superior to the Queen.
Jan-28-17  docbenway: Great attacking player off the pop radar screen.

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