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Sabina-Francesca Foisor vs Anna Zatonskih
US Women's Chess Championship (2009), St Louis United States, rd 8, Oct-12
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  0-1



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Oct-13-09  Jazzer32: Elegant finish!
Oct-13-09  beenthere240: Agreed very classy. Can't stop all 3 pawns and can't decline the bishop sac.
Oct-13-09  beenthere240: Great problem move.
Oct-13-09  patzer2: The winning move IMO is actually 51...Kc6! which ignores the attack on Black's pawn chain in order to take care of the more important task of escorting the h-file passer.

The final 56...Be4! wins with flash, and though not the only winning move it is perhaps the most logical and practical.

Oct-15-09  cade: Lovely finish. The idea of 3 unprotected and individually useless pawns all running to queen while the 2 White pieces can only stop 2 is very nice.
Oct-16-09  patzer2: Correction to my last post. I meant to say 51...Kc6! wins by escorting the a-file passer.

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