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Li Chao vs Wang Hao
World Junior Championship (2006), Yerevan ARM, rd 7, Oct-09
Scandinavian Defense: Panov Transfer (B01)  ·  1-0

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Oct-16-06  notyetagm: What a tactical sequence by Li Chao, 49 ♖d8+! ♔h7 50 ♖g7+!!.

49 ♖d8+! exploits the tactical point that the Black d2-rook is tied to the second rank <DEFENDING> the loose Black e2-queen (49 ... ♖xd8? 50 ♕xe2).

Then comes the thunderbolt 50 ♖g7+!!, a tremendous <DECOY> which also exploits the <PIN> of the Black f5-knight to the Black h7-king along the b1-h7 diagonal. This incredible move also involves the <CLEARANCE> tactic since it vacates the g2-square for the White e4-queen for the 51 ♕g2+ follow-up.

50 ♖g7+!! is one of the best <DECOYS> I have ever seen played in a real game.

Oct-16-06  shortsight: I thought it is anti caro-cann setup by white, but it tranposed into scandinavian.
Oct-17-06  Atking: Well Black wasn't bad after the opening. Why not a normal move like as 32. ...hxg5 If 33.Bf2 Qf4 34.QxQf4 gxQf4 35.Rc4 Nd4 with Nc6 It looks draw better Black. I think Hao was chocked of his lost in the previous round. He could not conclud a terrific attack.
Aug-07-08  notyetagm: Li Chao, here playing a _STUPENDOUS_ combination to defeat the very strong Wang Hao at the World Junior Championship (2006), is now leading the World Junior Championship (2008) with a tremendous 5.5/6(!) after six rounds.
Aug-07-08  shr0pshire: That was a great combination. Very nice! Well done.
Aug-08-08
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  whiteshark: <Atking: Well Black wasn't bad after the opening. Why not a normal move like as 32. ...hxg5 If 33.Bf2 Qf4 34.QxQf4 gxQf4 35.Rc4 Nd4 with Nc6 It looks draw better Black.>

Position after your suggested line to <35...Nd4>:


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Now after <36.Bxd4 Rxd4 37.Ree4>


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it looks indeed drawish, both <37...Rxc4 38.Rxe4 Rd5 39.Kf2 Rxe4 40.Rxf4>


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and <37...Rd1+ 38.Kh2 R1d5 39.Rxf4 Rxe5>


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Jan-18-13
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  ekw: It's a transposition into the QGD, Semi-Tarrasch. ECO code: D42. Li Chao had pretty much nothing out of the opening, but kept afloat. Perhaps 26...Rb3 to get something going. It was like a soccer (sorry, football) game where nobody even has a shot at the goal, until 48...Qe2?? when it was over in a tactic.
Jun-24-13  notyetagm: Li Chao vs Wang Hao, 2006

Game Collection: GC: COMBINATIONEN!

Dec-22-15  bachiller: 49.? White to play.

That would make a good POTD.

Jan-28-21  tibone: I think Rd2xd3 would have been the best move:
48... Rxd3 49. Qxd3 Rc8 50. Qd7 Rg8 hurryin to trade off the last pair of rooks.

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