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Alexey Nazirzhonovich Korotylev vs Anatoly Karpov
World Blitz Championship (2007) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 26, Nov-22
Torre Attack: Classical Defense. Nimzowitsch Variation (A46)  ·  1-0



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Nov-22-07  Chess Addict: Here's the follow-up:

White can sacrifice both his Queen and Rook to mate.
27. Rxh6+!, gxh6
28. Qxh6!!, Kxh6
29. Rh3++

Nov-22-07  Everett: <Chess Addict: Here's the follow-up:

White can sacrifice both his Queen and Rook to mate.
27. Rxh6+!, gxh6
28. Qxh6!!, Kxh6
29. Rh3++>


I see no mate.

Nov-23-07  Chess Addict: I am sorry, I guess White wins on time.
Nov-24-07  rhedrich: I'm pretty sure he resigned because doubling the rooks on the h-file, taking on g7 with the bishop, and hitting h6 with a rook after that is inevitable. Since the only pieces black can move without checkmate happening (literally) are the bishop and two queenside pawns, white has the game in the bag. If the queen moves, Bxg7-Qxh6-Qxh8# follows. The only other moves black can make also lead to mate. Now then, here is how black has to continue (if he doesn't resign immediately)

27.Rh4 Bc6 28.Rh3 Ba4 (hoping for a b pawn push or Bxa4 to unpin the knight) 29.Bxg7! Qxg7 30.Rxh6! Qxh6 31.Rxh6#

Hope that was clear and correct haha.

Nov-24-07  rhedrich: A little addendum, I see that black can play 27...g6. I see the continuation as follows:

27.Rh4 g6 28.Bxe4 (else Nxg5) Rg7 (28...dxe4 29.Rfh3 and unavoidable mate; h5 Rxh5 and mate) 29.Qxh6+ Kg8 30.Qxh8#

So as you can see, there is no non-mate line black can play. I think that's everything now :P

Nov-24-07  Shams: it's late here, but isn't black threatening ...gxf6 in the final position?
Nov-24-07  Everett: 27.Rh4 loses to 27...gxf6

27.Be7 looks very uncomfortable for black.

Nov-24-07  Everett: 27.Be7 Q-any 28.Rh5 with the h-file smash.

27.Be7 f6 28.exf6 Qf7 and black is lost but not mated immediately, it seems.

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