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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Gennadi Ginsburg
Ordix Open (2007) (rapid), Mainz GER, rd 4, Aug-18
Tarrasch Defense: Marshall Gambit (D32)  ·  1-0

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Aug-22-07  dabearsrock1010: was that me playing or someone rated 2500? trick question they are the same thing. but not really. black got totally smushed
Aug-22-07  Bobsterman3000: this guy got smushed the way Rex Grossman gets smushed...

Aug-22-07  dabearsrock1010: <Bobsterman3000> HOW COULD YOU?!?!?! superbowl this year guaranteed
Aug-22-07  Bobsterman3000: <HOW COULD YOU?!?!?! superbowl this year guaranteed>

Only if Rex gets smushed in the preseason and they get a real quarterback. Last year was a fluke. But, than again, have the Bears ever had a good quarterback?

At least they got Lance Briggs back for another year, from what I understand.

Aug-29-07
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  Mateo: 18.Rxc6! was a nice sac although not so difficult to find. For such a fast thinker as Mamedyarov, this must be one second thought.
Sep-25-07  notyetagm: <Mateo: 18.Rxc6! was a nice sac although not so difficult to find. For such a fast thinker as Mamedyarov, this must be one second thought.>

Nice tactics by Mamedyarov, as always.

Sep-25-07  notyetagm: 17 ♕d3-f3+! and 18 ♘e4-f6+! are a study in <TEMPO>.

Since 17 ♕d3-f3+! is a <CHECK> that Black must respond to, the White d3-queen takes up residence along the a8-h1 diagonal <WITH TEMPO (FOR FREE)>.

And then 18 ♘e4-f6+! is also a <CHECK> that Black must respond to, the White e4-knight vacating (<CLEARANCE>) the line a8-h1 <WITH TEMP (FOR FREE)>.

The net result of these two <TEMPO> moves is that, in effect, White was able to put his queen into contact with the <LOOSE> Black c6-knight on an (effectively) open line.

Mar-16-08  notyetagm: White to play: 12 ?


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Here the centralized light-squared White e4-knight has a <TACTICAL TARGET> in the Black e8-king, with a <TACTICAL BASE> on the d6-square. <<<Thus the light-squared White e4-knight has -additional- control over all of the light-squares centered on this d6-tactical base.>>> Hence White actually has -three- pieces attacking the Black f7-pawn/f7-square (White b3-queen, c4-bishop, and e4-knight) not two.

So Mamedyarov (White) struck with 12 ♗c4xf7+!.

Position after 12 ♗c4xf7+!


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The tactical point is that Black cannot capture the White f7-bishop as 12 ... ♕d7x♗f7?? loses to the <ROYAL FORK> 13 ♘e4-d6+.

(VAR) Position after 12 ... ♕d7x♗f7?? 13 ♘e4-d6+


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Note how 12 ... ♕d7x♗f7?? is both a <DEFLECTION> of the Black d7-queen away from the d6-tactical base and a <DECOY> of the Black d7-queen to the light square f7 which will be attacked by the White e4-knight when it <CHECKS> the Black e8-king from d6.

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