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Anna Vitalyevna Zatonskih vs Tsagaan Battsetseg
US Women's Chess Championship (2009), St Louis United States, rd 2, Oct-05
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Fianchetto (E67)  ·  1-0



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  beenthere240: Zattonskih is having a easy time of it by refuting unsound piece sacs. 18...Nfxg4 looks like a blitz move. I really don't see anything in the position that would lead black to think that such an attack might succeed unless she is used to seeing weak players fold under any sort of pressure.
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  whiteshark: How would white get an advantage after <19...Nxg4>?

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Oct-13-09  WhiteRook48: 20 Nd5 maybe
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  whiteshark: Yes, <20.Nd5!> is the best move, e.g. <20...Bxd5 21.Rxd5 Nxe3 22.Qxe3 Bxb2 23.Rb1 Bd4>

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with a ♘:♙♙♙ material imbalance. Always hard to evaluate...

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  patzer2: The final move 33. Rxb7!, threatening the discovered check 33...Qxb7 34. Nf6+ , might make a good Monday or Tuesday puzzle.
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  patzer2: If 19. Nxg4, another interesting possibility is 20. Bc1! when play might continue 20...h3 21. Bxh3 Qh4 22. Rd3 Bd4 23. Bxg4 Bxg4 24. Qf1 Bf5 25. Qg2 Bxc3 26. Rxc3 Bxe4 27. Qh2 Qxh2+ 28. Kxh2 to with White having two pawns for the Knight and a strong initiative.

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