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Etienne Bacrot vs Almira Skripchenko
Cap d'Agde (2006) (rapid), Cap d'Agde FRA, rd 3, Oct-28
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Normal Variation (D21)  ·  1-0

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Jan-12-07  notyetagm: What a great petite combination Bacrot plays in this game, exploiting the <LOOSE> Black d6-knight that Black created with her previous move, 31 ... ♘d6?.

Positiona after 31 ... ♘d6?:


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32 ♖xd6! <removes the guard of f5> ♕xd6 <decoy to d6> 33 ♘xf5! <exploits lateral pin, knight fork> ♕f6 34 ♘xg7 ♕xg7 35 ♕xg7+ ♔xg7

Position after 35 ... ♔xg7:


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When the smoke finally clears, Bacrot is up by an extra healthy and has a bishop which dominates the open board, an easy win.

Jan-17-07  notyetagm: A <DECOY> can drag an enemy piece onto a particular square, or onto a line, or in some rare instances onto both a square -and- a line.

The latter is the case here with Bacrot's excellent <DECOY> 32 ♖xd6! ♕xd6. The point is that the Black e7-queen is dragged onto the d6-square (because d6 is a <TACTICAL TARGET> for the <KNIGHT FORK> 33 ♘xf5!) -and- also onto the line of the White h6-queen along the 6th rank (for a <LATERAL PIN>).

So this fine <DECOY> by Bacrot drags the enemy queen both onto a particular square (d6) -and- a particular line (6th rank). Very clever.

Nov-16-16  sakredkow: Doesn't 17. Bc1 Bb4 18. Be3 Bc5 just lose a tempo for Black?

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