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Gert Timmerman vs A J F van der Drift
"Catch My Drift" (game of the day May-23-2007)
NED-ch12 corr8284 (1982) (correspondence), Netherlands
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Variation (B87)  ·  1-0

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May-23-07
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  WannaBe: Obviously, The World's next opponent is quite formidable, very (very) nice tactics in the middle game.
May-23-07  lonepsycho: <WannaBe> Yes, GM Timmerman's exploitation of the weak e6-square was particularly impressive; he sacrifices his ♘s in order to win Black's ♖ and also in order to weaken the ♘d5 (now only protected by the ♗b7). After the exchanges, the pressure (mainly down the c-file but also along the 6th rank) seems to be too much for Black to counter.
May-23-07
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  al wazir: If 26...Rc6, then 27. c5 Rxd6 (25...Na8/Nc8/Nd5 26. Rd7+, winning the ♗) 28. exd6 (if 28. cxd6, then 28...Bc8 stops the advance of the passed ♙s) Nd7 (28...Nc8/Nd5 29. d7) Re7+.
May-23-07  twin phoenix: nice analysis al wazir!
where's the critical mistake? looks to me like it's as early as 13.--B-b7. even at this early stage i find it hard to come up with an improvement on blacks play.
May-23-07
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  kevin86: White won this game through micro tactics. Instead of going after king or queen,he probed for small weaknesses in black's position-first at e6,then at d5. The fact that pieces occupied those squares appears to be a mear coincidence.
May-23-07  Chessmensch: This is one of those games from which a relatively inexperienced player can learn a lot. I really value it.
May-23-07
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  fm avari viraf: A very instructive game so far the tactics is concerned. GM Timmmerman exploits Black's Achilles e6 & with great precision conducts the end game to outplay his adversary.

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