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Michael Adams vs Anatoli Vaisser
Isle of Man Masters (2015), Douglas IMN, rd 3, Oct-05
English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Defense (A10)  ·  1-0

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Oct-26-15  patzer2: Deep Fritz 14 indicates the game turns in White's favor after the innocuous looking move 19...Rb8?! allowing 20. Qa4 .

Instead, the not-so-obvious 19...Rb7 = holds as play might continue 20. Qa4 Nd4 21. Qa6 Rbf7 =.

Fritz indicates the decisive mistake was 23...Re8?, which loses to the game continuation. It (23...Re8?) also loses to 24. Bd5+! Kh7 25. Nh5 Qg5 26. Nxg7 Qxg7 27. Qxg7+ Kxg7 28. Rf4 Ne2+ 29. Nxe2 Bxd3 30. Rxb8 Rxb8 31. Nd4 (+3.84 @ 20 depth).

However, the alternatives to 23...Re8? are not pretty.

White likely has a decisive advantage after 24. Qa2+ Kh7 25. Qf7 Qe7 26. Qg6+ Kh8 27. b6 to (+2.16 @ 20 depth).

If 23... Rc8, then 24. Rfc1 Kh7 25. b6 to (+2.13 @ 22 depth) looks decisive.

In the final position, Black has just played 34...Rxg3 out of desperation, due to the dual threat 35. Rxb5 and 35. Rf7+ Kh8 36. Qg7#.

If Black doesn't resign after 34...Rxg3, White simply captures the free Rook with 35. Kxg3 and forces mate-in-eight according to Fritz.

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