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Alexander Grischuk vs Alexander Riazantsev
Russian Championship Superfinal (2009), Moscow RUS, rd 5, Dec-24
Alekhine Defense: Modern. Larsen Variation (B04)  ·  1-0



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Dec-24-09  notyetagm: Wow, great game by Grischuk.
Dec-25-09  kingsindian2006: love move 11.Rxe6...He sets the tone and never takes his foot off the gas.
Dec-25-09  Shams: The exchange sac is a novelty according to cg db-- can anyone confirm?
Dec-25-09  notyetagm: Grischuk vs A Riazantsev, 2009

11 ?

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11 ♖e1x♗e6!

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<Shams: The exchange sac is a novelty according to cg db-- can anyone confirm?>

Novelty in this position but a standard motif:

Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006

27 ?

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27 ♖e1x♗e6!

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Dec-25-09  parisattack: A Tal-like thrashing! Great power play chess by Grischuk. Is he the fellow who also plays professional poker - or am I thinking of another Russian GM?
Dec-25-09  Ron: <parisattack: A Tal-like thrashing! Great power play chess by Grischuk. Is he the fellow who also plays professional poker - or am I thinking of another Russian GM?>

Going by memory, I think Grishuk plays poker and in one tournament made around $100,000.

Dec-26-09  LeBronstein: When everything seems normal comes the deluge!
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  Bobsterman3000: This e6 rook exchange sac is known to theory in several different openings, but I've never seen it played in the Alekhine before...
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  Bobsterman3000: Also, it was a grave mistake for Riazantsev to exchange away his DS bishop, this killed all hope of ever advancing his lead doubled pawn and (obviously) opened the lethal attack line to his king.
Dec-28-09  mjfitch3141: Black could have extended the game by giving back the exchange with 30...♖x♗c3, and then after 31 ♕x♖c3, maybe 31...♕f4, black could have chances for a perpetual, but white's queenside pawns are too strong.

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