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Ernesto Inarkiev vs Anton Korobov
European Club Cup (2012), Eilat ISR, rd 6, Oct-16
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-17-12  paavoh: ... and a mate in one. Exciting encounter.
Nov-22-12  Hesam7: The whole plan with Ra7-Qa8-Ra2 was misguided and wrong. It handed the White the initiative.

<40...Nf8 41 Re2 Rb7!> After 41...Qh4?! 42 Bb5 = the White bishop blocks the Rook from defending the b4-pawn and clears the 4th rank so that after taking on b4 the White Queen can still defend f4. Now White is in an awkward spot.

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Black's much better minor piece gives him the edge. For example: <42 Ba6 Rb6 43 Bd3 Nd7 44 Qe3 Nc5 45 Qd4 Rb7 46 Re3 Kh7 47 Bb1 Qh4 48 h3> more or less forced because of ...Ne4 <48...Re7 49 Re7> again White has to counter ...Ne4 <49...Qe7>

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White will have to defend patiently for a very long time, while Black is risking nothing.

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