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Ruslan Ponomariov vs Varuzhan Akobian
World Cup (2009) (rapid), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 2, Nov-26
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1-0



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Nov-28-09  znsprdx: 35.Kh2!! enabling a Bg2 defense against a 2nd rank rook check despite the risk of a bishop pin on the long diagonal is supreme defiance...when 47.Bf3+ comes it is the icing on the cake and the cherry on top the final humiliation of 53.Bc4+
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Here Ponomariov played 50.♗d5 but has a mate in 6. What is it?

Solution (in reverse)
53.♗xf3 ♖f3+ 52.♗e4 ♔h6 51.hxg6+ ♗xg6 50.g6+

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