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Yge Visser vs Ivan Sokolov
Staunton Memorial (2006), Crowthorne ENG, rd 6, Aug-19
Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attack (C26)  ·  0-1



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Aug-20-06  Hidden Skillz: great job of sokolov by exploiting the f2 weakness of white.. interesting how all the pieces come in play by force
Jan-18-07  notyetagm: 29 ... ♖xf2! White f1-rook cannot be the -only- defender of the White b1-bishop and the -first- (due to precedence) defender of the White f2-knight.
Jan-18-07  notyetagm: This is one of the greatest attacks against the weak f2-/f7-square that I have ever seen!

Position after 27 ♖b1:

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Jan-18-07  notyetagm: White paid a -terrible- price for not opposing the Black rooks on the open c- and e-files.

Position after 21 ... ♖c8:

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Position after 24 ... ♖ee2:

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This is -exactly- what happens when you do not contest your opponent's rooks on open files and they have entry points on those files: he gets <PIGS ON THE 7TH RANK> (Black's c2- and e2-rooks).

Note that this double Black rook invasion of White's second rank on the c2- and e2-squares would not be possible if the White a2-bishop were instead on the d3-square. That is, if the White light-squared bishop were centralized on d3 instead of being offside on a2, there would be no <PIGS ON THE 7TH RANK>. Again we see the importance of keeping the pieces <CENTRALIZED>.

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