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Yifan Hou vs Mohamad Naser Al Sayed
Tradewise Gibraltar (2015), Catalan Bay GIB, rd 3, Jan-27
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation (B91)  ·  1-0

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Jan-29-15
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  beenthere240: 35...Kg7 is a blunder, but black had no way to defend the pawns on f7 and f6. Hou is starting to look awfully good.
Jan-29-15  suenteus po 147: 35...Kg7 is just a desperation move near the time control. The fact that resignation occurred before White's move indicates to me that Black saw immediately it was dead lost.
Jan-29-15  suenteus po 147: <beenthere240: Hou is starting to look awfully good.> I'm wholly inclined to agree. 22.f6 and 23.Kh1 look basic enough on the surface, but when combined with the rooks shuffled over to the f-g-h files, the trapped king position seems planned from the get-go.
Jan-29-15  Marmot PFL: This must seem easy to Hou after playing Carlsen, Giri, Ivanchuk and so on.
Jan-29-15
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  PawnSac: <suenteus po 147: 35...Kg7 is just a desperation move near the time control. The fact that resignation occurred before White's move indicates to me that Black saw immediately it was dead lost.>

36.Be4+ ends it.

Jan-30-15  suenteus po 147: <PawnSac> I prefer 36.Bf3+ so that if 36...Kh6 37.Qe3+ Qf4 (forced) 38.Qxf4#

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