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Jorge Cori vs Francisco Vallejo Pons
World Cup (2011), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Aug-28
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04)  ·  0-1



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  whiteshark: Premature resignation? What's the end?
Sep-01-11  mario1031: I think black plays 27...Bb4 with multiple threats.
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  Domdaniel: Exactly: 27...Bb4 and White is in dire straits - the Nb5 is stranded, both King and Queen come under fire, and the Rooks can't do much apart from Rxb4 (giving back the Exchange) or waiting to be forked after Ng4-e3. And he's got a pawn minority on both wings, if he manages to survive into an ending.

A couple of possible lines:

27...Bb4 28.Qc4 exf3+ 29.Kxf3 Qb7+ 30.Kf2 Ng4+ 31.Kg3 Ne3

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28.Qc4 exf3+ 29.Kg3 Rc8 30.Qd3 Qe6 31.Qxf3 (or 31.f5 Qe2) Ne4+ 32.Kg2 Rc2+ 33.Kg1 Qg6+ 34.Kf1 Rf2+

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Most of the alternatives seem to be even worse.

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