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Dariusz Swiercz vs Twan Burg
Cultural Village (2010), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 8, Nov-23
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. English Attack (B80)  ·  1-0



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Aug-25-13  notyetagm: D Swiercz vs T Burg, 2010

69 ?

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69 ♗f1-e2!! Δ ♖d4-d1#! <<interpose: f3->d1@e2+f4>

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69 ... ♗f3x♗e2 <self-block: e2-flight>

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70 ♘f4-g2# <deflection: g2-sq>

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Swiercz's 69 ♗f1-e2!! is a -stupendously- brilliant move.

What does it do?

1) <INTERFERENCE>: it <CLOSES THE LINE> of the <DEFENDING> Black f3-bishop to the critical d1-sq to threaten the <SNAP MATE> 70 ♖d4-d1# while also putting the <UNPROTECTED> Black f3-bishop <EN PRISE>.

2) <SELF-BLOCK>: 69 ... ♗f3x♗e2 results in the light-squared Black bishop <BLOCKING> the important <FLIGHT SQUARE> e2-flight of the Black e1-king, leaving His Majesty <STALEMATED>.

3) <DEFLECTION>: the Black f3-bishop cannot <PROTECT> the e2-flight and also <PROTECT> the g2-checking sq.

Brilliant move by Swiercz at a clutch time: winning this game won the <2010 CULTURAL VILLAGE TOURNAMENT> for Swiercz, earning him a spot in the <2011 TATA STEEL C> group.

Tata Steel (Group C) (2011)/Dariusz Swiercz

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