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Michal Lahav vs Danyyil Dvirnyy
European Individual Championship (2015), Jerusalem ISR, rd 1, Feb-24
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  0-1



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  An Englishman: Good Evening: A crazy brawl ends suddenly after 32.Ng5??,Ree1, but this game needs a closer look if only because of the astounding move 19...Nc4!?. It seems to blunder a piece after 20.Qe2, but in reality this was a Bishop sacrifice leading to the even more astounding Queen sacrifice 21...Rae8!?!?.

I have no idea if any of this was any good. It seems that the critical moment comes after 23...Nd5. Was White forced to return the Queen? If 19...Nc4 was sound, then that move could become the most difficult Sunday puzzle in CG history.

Mar-01-15  Severin: I think if white doesn't play 24. Qxb7, then 24. ... Ne3 with a revealed check is a forced mate in almost all variations.

24. Kg1, for instance, would also prevent the mate, but it still loses the queen and doesn't get any material to compensate.

Dec-12-15  MichalL: Qxb7 was a must move.! Otherwise White lose.
In fact, according to computer analyses, after 25...Na5 (?) it is an equal position (=0.11). White didn't managed to find the right continuation because of the time pressure.

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