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Wang Hao vs Rustam Kasimdzhanov
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2012), Tashkent UZB, rd 5, Nov-27
Scotch Game: Mieses Variation (C45)  ·  0-1

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Nov-27-12  notyetagm: Wow, a tremendous win by Kasimdzhanov.
Nov-27-12
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In this position with Black to move and two pawns to the good:


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Right now, <32...Nb2> is given as an exchange sacrifice by Black, but it is White who ends up an exchange down after the Knight is taken followed by <33...Qd1+>, winning a Rook. At no time is Black down by an exchange, but he is currently down with two pawns for a minor piece.


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Isn't this a sham sacrifice of a whole Knight?

Nov-28-12  iking: Kasimdzhanov showed his teeth to Wang Hao ... still sharp and venomous
Nov-29-12  notyetagm: Wang Hao vs Kasimdzhanov, 2012

21 ... ?


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Q: How does Black meet the threat to the a6-sq?

21 ... ♖d5-b5 <interpose: e2-a6:b5+c6>


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A: By <INTERPOSING>, of course. :-)

Nov-29-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: INTERPOSE! INTERPOSE! INTERPOSE! INTERPOSE!

Wang Hao vs Kasimdzhanov, 2012 21 ... Rd5-b5 defends a6-sq by interposing the White e2-queen

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