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Baadur Jobava vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
World Rapid Championship (2014) (rapid), Dubai UAE, rd 3, Jun-16
Indian Game: General (A45)  ·  1-0



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Jun-16-14  coolconundrum: <3 jobava
Jun-16-14  MountainMatt: Wow. Can I get an amen?
Jun-20-14  whiteshark: bertramish!
Jun-20-14  parisattack: Shak out-shaked! Beautiful power play by Jobava
Feb-21-16  kenilworthian: Good notes here:
Jan-18-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: Ack. I tried 23 Bxf6+, overlooking how easily Black could get rook and two pieces for the queen.
Jan-18-20  Walter Glattke: Amen: 34.-Nd7 35.f7 Rh7f7 36.Rh1+ Rh7 37.Qxh7# or 35.-Rf8xf7 36.Qg8# Options: 24.-Rh7/24.-e5/24.-Nd4, very difficult is Findung move 24 for black.
Jan-18-20  mel gibson: It seems obvious once you're shown.
I didn't see it.

Stockfish 10 agrees with the first 2 plies:

23. Nf4

(23. Nf4 (♘e2-f4 ♗g5xf4 ♖h1-g1 g6-g5 e3xf4
f6xe5 ♖g1xg5+ ♕d8xg5 f4xg5 ♖h8xh7 O-O-O ♘b6-d7 ♕d3-b5 ♔g7-g6 ♕b5xb7 ♖a8-b8 ♕b7xa6 c5xd4 ♕a6-d3+ ♔g6-g7 c3xd4 ♖h7-h2 ♕d3-f1 ♖b8-f8 ♕f1-b5 ♘d7-b6 a4-a5 ♖f8-f2 a5xb6 ♖f2-c2+ ♔c1-b1 ♖c2xb2+ ♕b5xb2 ♖h2xb2+ ♔b1xb2 a7xb6 d4xe5 ♔g7-g6 ♖d1-g1 ♔g6-g7 ♖g1-h1 ♔g7-g6 ♖h1-h6+ ♔g6xg5 ♖h6xe6 ♔g5-g4 ♖e6-g6+ ♔g4-f4) +10.42/35 243)

score for White +10.42 depth 35

Jan-18-20  RandomVisitor: After 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bf4, maybe 3...e6 or 3...a6.

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52/81 6:36:35 <-0.25> 2...d5 3.Bf4 <e6> 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.Qd3 c5 6.dxc5 Bd7 7.a3 Bxc5 8.b4 Bb6 9.Rd1 0-0 10.e4 Nxe4 11.Nxe4 dxe4 12.Qxe4 Bc6 13.Rxd8 Bxe4 14.Rxf8+ Kxf8 15.c4 Bd8 16.Nd2 Bf5 17.h3 a5 18.b5 Nd7 19.g4 Bc2 20.h4 Be7 21.Rh3 h5 22.gxh5 e5 23.Bh2 Bf5 24.Re3 Bc5 25.Bxe5 f6 26.Bc7 Bxe3 27.fxe3 b6 28.c5 Nxc5 29.Bxb6 Nd7 30.Bd4 Rc8 31.Bg2 Bg4

51/72 4:17:48 <-0.13> 2...d5 3.Bf4 <a6> 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 c5 6.Be2 Bd6 7.0-0 cxd4 8.Bxd6 dxc3 9.Be5 cxb2 10.Bxb2 0-0 11.c4 dxc4 12.a4 Qxd1 13.Rfxd1 Bd7 14.Ne5 b5 15.axb5 Bxb5 16.Bxc4 Bxc4 17.Nxc4 Nbd7 18.Bxf6 Nxf6 19.Rd6 Ne4 20.Rdxa6 Rxa6 21.Rxa6 Rc8 22.f3 g6 23.Ra4 Nc3 24.Nb6 Rd8 25.Rc4 Nd1 26.Rd4 Rxd4 27.exd4 Kf8 28.d5 Ke7 29.dxe6 Kxe6 30.g3 f6 31.h3 f5 32.Kg2 Nb2 33.Kf2 Nd3+ 34.Ke2

Jan-18-20  laskereshevsky: See the first Nf4 but after same game's moves were out of sight for me, i seeked other paths....

self delused by myself cause once, same 10 years ago, i played the same combination in a tournament game, just with the bishop (Bh6+) and cause the blacks Rg8 and pawn in h7 g6 f6 black Kg7 was forved to take it, and as in this game the Nd6 jumped to Nf7+ and i took the Qd8... but i did not not seen the move Rh6 in my analisys now....

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  agb2002: White is one pawn down.

Black threatens fxe5 and Rxh7.

The squares e6 and g6 are weak. This suggests 23.Nf4 Bxf4 (23... fxe5 24.Qxg6+ Kf8 25.Qf7#) 24.exf4:

A) 24... fxe5 25.Qh3 (25.Rg1 e4) 25... Qxd6 (due to Qh6# and Qxe6) 26.Qh6+ Kf7 (26... Kf6 27.fxe5+ wins) 27.fxe5

A.1) 27... Qe7 28.Rf1+ Ke8 29.Qxg6+ followed by Rf7 looks good for White.

A.2) 27... Qd7 28.Rf1+ as above.

B) 24... Nc4 25.Rg1 Nxd6 26.Qxg6+ Kf8 27.Qg8+ Rxg8 (27... Ke7 28.Rg7+ Nf7 29.Q(R)xf7#) 28.hxg8=Q+ Ke7 29.Rg7+ Nf7 30.Q(R)xf7#.

C) 24... Rxh7 25.Rxh7+ Kxh7 26.Qh3+ Kg7 (26... Kg8 27.Qxe6+ looks winning) 27.Qxe6 fxe5 28.Qf7+ followed by Ke2 or 0-0-0 seems to win.

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  agb2002: My 24.exf4 loses all the advantage according to Stockfish. Instead, 24.Rg1 immediately is strongest, as <mel gibson> already pointed out.
Jan-18-20  devere: I saw 23.Nf4 Bxf4 but missed 24.Rg1!!. What a move! The monster knight on d6 paralyzes the Black Queen from any effective defensive action. After 24.Bxf4 Black still has no way to defend what looks at first glance to be a reasonable position. A fine conception from GM Jobava against a strong opponent.

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