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Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Wouter Spoelman
"Lead a Horse to Wouter" (game of the day Sep-01-2016)
Tata Steel Group B (2011), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 7, Jan-22
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B94)  ·  1-0



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Jan-22-11  fixingguru: wow what a game!
Jan-22-11  malathiswami: Nice finish by Surya Sekhar.
Jun-15-11  Resignation Trap: For a later game with this wild line, see: Radjabov vs Nakamura, 2011
Sep-01-16  DimanWeirdo: Amazing!
Sep-01-16  Doniez: Interesting game to start the month. I like the white knight en prise at move 22
Sep-01-16  newzild: Lovely shot at the end with the knight. If 25...hxg5 then 26. Rxg5++ Kh7 27. Rh5#.

White must have spotted this when he gave up his queen.

Sep-01-16  clement41: Nice queen sac, this requires accurate calc to see that after ...BxQ Rxg7+ Kh8 forced white has Ng5!! leading to either Nh7++ Kg8 Rh8# or if ...hxg5 Rxg5+ Kh7 Rh5+ Kg8 Rh8#
Sep-01-16  morfishine: Blackburne vs J Fish, 1876


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  Richard Taylor: Good game here with indeed a good Q sac. Ng5 is ingenious.

I played in two simuls by Ganguly. In one I played a Najdorf. I made a wrong sac so after the next simul (another club the next night!) we analysed the game when I showed him another sac that was possible, for about 35 minutes. I lost both games but they were interesting.

Sep-01-16  Cheapo by the Dozen: Nice mate!

At first it looked like it would be a discovered check "mill" kind of situation, but didn't work at all, because the f6 bishop would soon be exposed to the f8 rook.

The mate is a very cool alternative.

Sep-01-16  AlicesKnight: <Doniez> Agreed - the Knight is twice offered (22 and 25); it must feel persecuted.
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  kevin86: White douses his opponent's attack by hiding behind the bishop.
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  offramp: Personally I always take that QNP with my queen when I am offered it. It didn't turn out well here, but often it does.

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