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Gadir Guseinov vs Robert Markus
World Cities Team Championship (2012), Al-Ain UAE, rd 3, Dec-27
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1-0



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  bright1: Nice finish by White
Dec-28-12  notyetagm: G Guseinov vs R Markus, 2012

Game Collection: TRAP PIECES BY TAKING AWAY THEIR FLIGHT SQUARES 37 Ne3-f5! Kf8-e8 38 d5xNe6! denies Black e8-king whole 7th ran

Dec-28-12  notyetagm: G Guseinov vs R Markus, 2012

<bright1: Nice finish by White>

37 ?

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Q. Black has just captured the White e6-bishop with 36 ... ♘c5x♗e6. Should White make the obvious recapture on e6, or does White have a stronger move?

A. White has a much stronger move, one that forced instant resignation.


37 ♘e3-f5! 1-0 <zwischenzug!>

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A lovely finish by White, not making the obvious recapture on e6 with 37 d5x♘e6?! but instead playing the much stronger <ZWISCHENZUG> 37 ♘e3-f5!, <DENYING> the e7-flight sq to the Black f8-king, thus threatening mate down the h-file.

I believe the finish is 37 ♘e3-f5! ♔f8-e8 38 d5x♘e6 and the Black e8-king has no <FLIGHT> <SQUARES> off of the 8th, so the threat of ♕h5-h8# is enormous.

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Dec-28-12  notyetagm: An excellent explanation of the <ZWISCHENZUG> concept:

<In his Holidays Episode of "Attack with LarryC!" <<<GM Christiansen shows us what the German word Zwischenzug means. In English it is "in between - or intermezzo - move": a player, instead of playing the expected move (commonly a recapture) first interposes another move, posing an immediate threat that the opponent must address, and then plays the expected move.>>> This is a very important motif in tactical chess. The game Larry uses to show us an excellent example of Zwischenzug was played in 2012 by the promising youngsters IM Moosavian and GM Pantasulaia. Zwish You Happy Holidays!>

Dec-28-12  notyetagm: G Guseinov vs R Markus, 2012

Game Collection: ZWISCHENZUG! Not 37 d5xNe6?! but first 37 Ne3-f5! 1-0 denying e7-flight sq

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