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Markus Ragger vs Jorden van Foreest
Tata Steel Challengers (2017), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 12, Jan-28
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Botvinnik-Carls Defense (B12)  ·  1-0

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Jan-28-17  JohnDMaster: Insane!
Feb-05-17
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  tamar: 20 Re4 is a star move. If 20...Bxc5 21 Rxe6+ Kxe6 22 Nxb7 Qd5 23 Bf3 d3+ 24 Kh1 Qd4 25 Qb3+ Ke7 26 Bxc6 gxh4 27 Nxc5 Qxc5 28 Qxb7+ Ke6 (28...Kf8 20 Qxa8+ lasts longer but is hopeless) 29 Qd7+ Ke5 30 Re1+ Kf4 31 Re4+ Kg5 32 Qg7+ Kh5


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Feb-05-17  ChessHigherCat: It's always a bit dubious criticizing how the winning side won but 16. Qf3 pinning the f pawn (Qf7#) strikes me as better than the retreat Bh4. Then if 16...Rf8, 17. Bh4 and black can't get rid of the knight by playing f4 and can't chase away the bishops by playing g5 or g6. If h6, to prepare g5, then Bh6 and black is paralyzed.

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