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Rauf Mamedov vs Niclas Huschenbeth
European Championship (2019), Skopje MKD, rd 5, Mar-22
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  1-0



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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Huschenbeth (a new name to me) had quite the successful tournament overall, but this game certainly did not show him at his best. Black almost certainly thought that 16.Nxf7 would prove unsound; Mamedov kept finding ways to keep the pressure on.
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Black to move

1) -0.08 (30 ply) <24...Qe7!> 25.b6 Kg8 26.Rc7 Qf6 27.Rdd7 Nf8 28.Re7 Kh8 29.Rf7 Qg6 30.h4 Qxe4 31.Rxf8+ Rxf8 32.Qxe6 Qf4 33.Rxb7 Qxf2+ 34.Kh2 Qf4+ 35.Kg1 Qe3+ 36.Kh2 Qxa3 37.Qxe5 Rg8 38.Rb8 Qa2 39.Rxg8+ Qxg8 40.b7 Nc6 41.Qc7 Qb8 42.Qxb8+ Nxb8 43.Kg3 Nc6 44.Kf4 Kg8 45.Kf5

2) +7.51 (30 ply) 24...Qb6 25.Rd7+ Kg8 26.Rcc7 Kh8 27.Rxb7 Nf8 28.Rxb6 Rxb6 29.Rd1 Ne6 30.Bxb4 axb4 31.Qxb4 Rbb8 32.b6 Nd4 33.Qc5 Rxa4 34.b7 Kh7 35.Qc7 Nc6 36.Qxc6 Ra7 37.Qe6 Rbxb7 38.Qxe5 Re7 39.Qd5 g5 40.Qf5+ Kg7 41.g3 Rf7 42.Qe5+ Kh7 43.f4 gxf4 44.gxf4

3) +7.88 (30 ply) 24...Qxc1 25.Rxc1 Re8 26.g3 Re7 27.b6 Rd7 28.Rc7 Rxc7 29.bxc7 Ne7 30.Bxb4 axb4 31.a5 Nc8 32.Qxb4 Ke8 33.Qxb7 Kd7 34.Qd5+ Rd6 35.Qg8 Kxc7 36.Qxg7+ Kd8 37.Qh8+ Kd7 38.Qxe5 Ra6 39.Qb5+ Rc6 40.a6 Nb6 41.a7 Kc7 42.Qa6 Rc1+ 43.Kg2 Rc6 44.a8=Q

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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  whiteshark: <An Englishman: Huschenbeth (a new name to me) >

I have been following his chess games since he beat me in a simultaneous game a few years ago (in 2011 I believe).

Check out his Ytube-channel for fun and great analysis:
(in a pleasant mix of english and german videos)

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  ChessHigherCat: Who said the Italian game had to be boring!
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  whiteshark: Niclas has instructively analysed this game here:


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