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Alexandra Kosteniuk vs Ekaterini Pavlidou
European Individual Women's Championship (2013), Belgrade SRB, rd 1, Jul-23
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Dragon Variation (B60)  ·  1-0

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  HeMateMe: Now THAT'S how you clear the lines for a linear mate! Nice job, Alexandria.
Jul-24-13  notyetagm: Kosteniuk vs E Pavlidou, 2013


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19 ... ♘c6-e5?? <left behind: d4>


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20 ♖d1-d4! <double attack: e4 & h4>


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Jul-24-13  notyetagm: Kosteniuk vs E Pavlidou, 2013

20 ... ?


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If the Black e4-knight moves, White will play ♖d4-h4. What to do?

20 ... ♘e4-f6 <prepare to interpose: @h5>


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(VARIATION)
21 ♖d4-h4 ♘f6-h5 <<interpose: h4->h7,h8@h5+g6>


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Jul-24-13  notyetagm: Kosteniuk vs E Pavlidou, 2013

23 ?


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23 ♖h4x♘h5!


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23 ... g6x♖h5 <line-opening: deflection: g-file>


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24 ♕h6-g5+ ♔g8-h7 25 ♕g5xh5+ <line-opening: destruction: h-file>


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25 ... ♔h7-g7 26 ♕h5-g5+ ♔g7-h7 27 ♖e1-e4 1-0


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<HeMateMe: Now THAT'S how you clear the lines for a <<<linear mate>>>! Nice job, Alexandria>

Yes, a <TEXTBOOK EXAMPLE> of a <DESTRUCTIVE SACRIFICE> to <EXPOSE THE ENEMY KING> and win with a <LINEAR MATE>.

Jul-24-13  notyetagm: Kosteniuk vs E Pavlidou, 2013

Game Collection: MATING PATTERNS: LINEAR/CORRIDOR MATES 23 Rh4xNg5! g6xRh5, 25 Qg5xh5+ opens g-,h-files for linear mate

Jul-24-13  notyetagm: Kosteniuk vs E Pavlidou, 2013

Game Collection: LINE-OPENING SACRIFICES: TARGET => EXPOSE KING 23 Rh4xNg5! g6xRh5, 25 Qg5xh5+ opens g-,h-files for linear mate

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23 Rh4xNg5! g6xRh5, 25 Qg5xh5+ opens g-,h-files for linear mate
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23 Rh4xNg5! g6xRh5, 25 Qg5xh5+ opens g-,h-files for linear mate
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