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Sergey Karjakin vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
Tal Memorial (Blitz) (2008) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 9, Aug-29
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Classical Variation Kantscher Line (B66)  ·  0-1

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Aug-30-08  computer chess guy: If the score is right, Karjakin could have played 36. ♖f7, winning. The next couple of moves White would probably have still been ok if he had played gxh7+ ♔xh7 ♕f4, covering the c1 square.
Sep-16-08
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  patzer2: <computer chess guy> is right. After 36. Rf7! dxe2 37. gxh7+ Kxf7 38. h8Q White Queens a pawn with decisive material advantage.

Also, instead of 38. dxe4? White can gain a strong and probably winning advantage with 38. gxh7+! Kxh7 39. Qf4! .

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