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Jan Smeets vs Artur Yusupov
Youth - Experience (2006), Amsterdam NED, rd 5, Aug-23
French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Variation General (C18)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Aug-23-06  dehanne: 23... Qc6+ 24.Kf4 e5+ 25.Kg3 e4 seems much better for black than Qxf2.

I wonder why Yusupov didn't play this.

Aug-23-06  Per: I thoght yusupov would easily win this endgame and earn some sort of beauty prize for this very original game, but then he seemd managed to pull one inaccutacy after another (a laymans impression, I didnt analize it carefully).
Aug-24-06  peabody88: Why didn't white play 19.hxg6 threatening mate in 1? As far as I can see there is no good reply. 19... hxg6 20.♗xg6 keeps the threat and black can't give check with ♕ because white controls the check squares.
Aug-24-06  islero: <peabody88> 19 ...Bb5+ seems to win:

20 Kd1 Qxa1++
20 Bd3 Qxc2+

Aug-27-06
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  IMlday: Extra lively W ♔ in this game!
Aug-27-06
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  Albertan: The move 15...cxd4 appears to be a theoretical novelty for the position. Prior to this game the only move Black had played on move 15 was 15...Rf7.

If Smeets had played 16.Bxd4, play might have continued:

16. Bxd4 e5 17. h5 Nf5 18. Bxf5 Bxf5 19. hxg6 Bxg6 20. O-O exd4 21. Nxd4=

On move 18 if Yusupov had played 18...Bb5+ play might have continued:

18... Bb5+ 19. Kd1 dxe3 20. Rb1 e2+ 21. Kc1 Rfc8 22. hxg6 Qxa3+ 23. Kd2 Qc3= Yusupov could have been up a piece if he had played: 44...f3:

44... f3 45. Bxf3 Re6 46. Rd1 e2 47. Re1 Rxd6 48. Rxe2 Rf7

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