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Kalle Kiik vs Vladislav Artemiev
European Club Cup (2016), Novi Sad SRB, rd 1, Nov-06
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. General (B22)  ·  0-1



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Nov-08-16  mrfuddington: Wow, what a clinic.
Nov-08-16  Gilmoy: <16.Nxd6?!> bravely offers BBN for Q, with the threat of winning and <19.b4> keeping 2 pawns to further dissuade Black. Black looks deeper and sees his monster BBs ideally placed for a stiff counterattack, with sufficient piece flow and free tempi to go straight for mate, and decides he'd happily pay 2 pawns for that.

It was a risky idea for White, always with potential for backfire. <22..Bf4!> seems like the quiet killer:

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Black ignores the first material-grub, and leverages his pressure to win d/e with tempi. Considering the continuation, being able to play <23..Nd2 27..Rd2> was worth more than the Rc1 -- hence <23.c4> dangles Rc1 for that very reason, and Black correctly scoffs at it.

White's lone Q is powerless to prevent <34..Ree2 swimming pigs at Exuma> (type "exu" in YouTube):

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They squeal with delight, it sounds like "ee, ee, ee"

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