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Gabriel Sargissian vs Li Chao
World Cup (2009) (blitz), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Nov-23
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Anglo-Grünfeld Variation (A16)  ·  0-1

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Jan-13-14  zb2cr: No sacrifice today, but 31. ... Qb3 executes a lovely double attack on the disconnected Rooks. One of them must be lost.
Jan-13-14
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  offramp: <morfishine: 31...Qb3 forks the rooks <TheN> Nice synopsis>

I prefer your synopsis.

Jan-13-14
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  whiteshark: <31... Qb3>, and that's it.
Jan-13-14  TheaN: <offramp: <morfishine: 31...Qb3 forks the rooks <TheaN> Nice synopsis> I prefer your synopsis.>

Mine is not really a synopsis in all fairness, was just noting the idea e4 could lead to some misleading complications. Not many solvers had mentioned it, so yeah... whether it's really vital to solving... if you have only 3 minutes left on the clock having to think after e4 might catch black offguard.

Jan-13-14  WoodPushkin: Greetings

This actually took two minutes to spot. After seeing no attacks on king or queen I started looking for hanging pieces and two rooks came into view. All counter attack resources peter out and GM Sargissian nobly resigned.

Analysis Calculation Execution : Study!

Jan-13-14  StevieB: Tried orchestrating a D file attack but it didn't really work so I thought I missed something there. Unfortunately I missed the queen fork all together. Dang!
Jan-13-14  TheTamale: Finally... a move I would have easily seen OTB that I did not find in a Monday puzzle.
Jan-13-14  LIFE Master AJ: <31...♕b3> appears to win material ...
Jan-13-14  BOSTER: My opinion that <CG> had read < a little after 20:00 In Englad on a Sunday about nature of clues > and said : «Sherlok you was wrong.»
Jan-13-14
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  kevin86: I was looking for a quick mate or queen sac. Then I saw the simple tactical move Qb3 that threatens BOTH rooks. White is lost.
Jan-13-14  clma55: Bad day for a 2680 GM....this error is my mistake class!
Jan-13-14  Strelets: No sacrifice needed. Li simply plays 31... Qb3! and White's rooks are forked. One is lost by force and so Sargissyan resigns. The tendency to overlook simple solutions is one that causes me problems and puzzles like this are therefore useful for subsequent practical game situations.
Jan-13-14
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  offramp: I was looking for a rook check or a pawn kill © knight 13 where is he now, or she?
Jan-13-14  notyetagm: G Sargissian vs Li Chao, 2009

< lost in space: I love Mondays, especially unusual <ones>

<<<31...Qb3 is forking both rooks>>> and due to the Bc1 there is no way to protect both in one move.>

OH! MY! GOD! Two <UNPROTECTED > pieces.

<LPDO>

Jan-13-14
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  Penguincw: I was trying to come up with all the possible sacrifices, but all that was needed was a fork. I actually imagined that the rooks would be forked, but forgot they couldn't be connected.
Jan-13-14  Moszkowski012273: A 2600 stepped into that?
Jan-13-14  Moszkowski012273: And there's nothing wrong with 8.Rxb7... btw.
Jan-13-14  BOSTER: How Chao won. (the theory).
All black attempts to penetrate into white pos.
got nothing , when black began < waiting actions> playing 28...h5, 29...Kh7. They lure white attention to king side.
When black played 30...Qb5 white even did not see her ,he was still on the king side of the board. To switch the attention is not easy.
Jan-13-14  Shamot: First there was <chrisowen> and now there is <BOSTER>. This site is becoming increasingly incomprehensible!
Jan-13-14  john barleycorn: <Shamot> actually, <chrisowen>'s post look good if I interpret the chessical part right.
Jan-13-14
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  thegoodanarchist: Sargissian should have known better. This is an inexcusable error by someone rated so highly.
Jan-13-14
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  offramp: < Shamot: First there was <chrisowen> and now there is <BOSTER>. This site is becoming increasingly incomprehensible!>

There is also <GREYSTRIPE> who has an identical means of expression.

Extremely unfunny.

Jan-13-14  jrbleau: Owen is a poet, the others are just sloppy.
Jan-13-14  Nullifidian: As usual for Mondays, I first looked for a direct attack on the king, but couldn't find one, and then I noticed that the rooks were vulnerable. ♕b3 will win one of them.
Jan-14-14  morfishine: <offramp> Thanks, and <Patriot> posted almost the identical thing
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