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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Sergey Volkov
Russian Championship Higher League (2008), Novokuznetsk RUS, rd 4, Sep-06
French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation (C11)  ·  1-0

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Sep-19-08  Xeroxx: Woo :D Thats some sick moves here haha :D
Dec-14-08  ruelas007: some time ago i watched this game with my fritz and i realized that something i had thought earlier was right: the sacrifices were not completely sound, but worked as "scaring" and/or "disruptive" moves which made Volkov blunder, kinda reminds me Tal
Jun-30-17
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  tpstar: Nepomniachtchi does not score as well against the French Defense as I would have thought for such an aggressive tactician = Repertoire Explorer: Ian Nepomniachtchi (white)

Notice the King walk from the Kingside all the way over to the Queenside.

Jun-30-17
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  ChessHigherCat: Incredibly complicated middle game. If 20...Bxe1, one of white's options is 21. Qg5+ (which Volkov was obviously afraid of, since he played 20. Bh5 instead.) But what's the follow-up?

21. Qg5+ Kh8 (and now black is threatening mate on f2).

If 22. Be5+ Nxe5 23. Qxe5+ Kg8 24. Qg5+ Kh8 (Kf7? Qxh5+) and black is still threatening mate on f2. So does white have better than a perpetual?

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