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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Sanan Sjugirov
Russian Team Championship (2015), Sochi RUS, rd 7, May-07
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Adams Attack (B90)  ·  1-0

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May-07-15  luzhin: 35.Qxd6!! beautifully illustrates the power of the raking Bishops. The prettiest line is 35...Qe8 36.Qxf8+! Qxf8 37.fxg7+ Qxg7 38.Rxd8+ and mate next move.
May-07-15  haydn20: This would make a nice POTD...wonder how far ahead White saw 35. Qxd6!!
May-07-15
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  Penguincw: Alternate ways for the game to finish are:

35...Bxd6 36.fxg7# 1-0

35...Rc1+ 36.Rxc1 Qe8 37.fxg7+ Bxg7 38.Bxg7 Kxg7 39.Qf6+ Kh6 40.Rh1# 1-0

35...Rxd6 36.fxg7+ Bxg7 37.Rf8# 1-0

Notice how in both mates, the bishops are pinned.

May-08-15  Imran Iskandar: 35. Qxd6!! is an amazing move.
May-09-15
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  tpstar: White to Play and Win after 34 ... Qxe4.

I love Nepo's opening: throw forward the Pawns, then play just enough defense to hold.

<raking Bishops> Such a Bishop pair pointed right at Black's King is very nice, if only in our dreams. =)

Jul-30-15  Imran Iskandar: Seriously, where are the rest of the kibitzers?
Feb-23-16  Alexandro: With a genial move Nepo destroyed the Sjugirov's defence! Qd6!!!
Jun-07-16  iammortal: i call this 1: "nepometry!" ;)
Jun-07-16
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  Gilmoy: Does <19..Na3> then count as a <help-mate>? Opening the long diagonal may expose the Bb2 as a target on b -- if you can get to it before it kills you!

<28..Qc5 29.Qg3> is then a vile trap, appearing to cede initiative just to flee the trade offer (and Black may overlook where White's Q is fleeing <toward>). Here, have a c pawn ...

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