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Sergey Karjakin vs Alexei Iljushin
Russian Team Championship (2008), Dagomys RUS, rd 10, Apr-12
French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Variation (C11)  ·  1-0

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Apr-14-08  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Basic back-rank weakness.
Feb-27-09  Zvjaggy: 16. Bb5! is a textbook move.
Aug-13-16  zanzibar: It looks like a WBR because of the pin, but I think the exploit is more due to overloading the rook.

Anyways, no matter how one slices it, there's a very nice tactic starting here:

(White to move after 29...Rc5xe5)


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3r2k1 /5ppp/1R6/p3r3/Bp1n4/8/PPP3PP/1K1R4 w - - 0 30

28...Rd8 - Black was pining for the pin, but his unpinning did him in.

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