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Alexander Zubarev vs Yuriy Kuzubov
Ukrainian Championship (2014), Lviv UKR, rd 10, Nov-21
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51)  ·  1-0



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Nov-21-14  detritus: Underpromotion FTW! This is a really nice one because it not only nets White a piece, but once the knight takes on d6, it protects his pawn on d4 and removes Black's ability to temporize with his Bishop on the d8-h4 diagonal. This means either White's King eventually barges his way into the heart of Black's defensive position via c5 and d6 or he nets Black's g-pawn, either of which should be decisive.
Nov-21-14  detritus: *once the knight takes on c6, not d6.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Whilst playing through the ending I kept wondering if White would have to sacrifice the Exchange to make progress with his passed pawn. He waited for the right moment--when his Knight sat on the perfect square to keep the Black Bishop out of the game--but it still looked risky. Bold play well rewarded by a nice combination starting with 65.b7.
Dec-20-19  jith1207: Such a good game, there's so much to like about. Initial exchanges to gain a pawn, arresting Black Knight and Bishop to certain squares for most of the game, finding adequate protection for b pawn to move through the ranks and of course, the combination of sacrifices in the end, blocking routes for Black's pieces to stop the passed pawn while attacking both sides of the board to keep them awfully tied up and a surprise ending which proves to be the better combination than a queen promotion!

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