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Grigory Levenfish vs Viacheslav Ragozin
USSR Championship (1934/35), Leningrad URS, rd 12, Dec-22
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation General (C16)  ·  1-0



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  patzer2: Levenfish's 26. Nxg6+! is the solution to number 1737 in Chess Informant's Encyclopedia of Chess Middle Games/Combinations. The theme of the combination is "Demolition of Pawn Structure" via "Sacrifice at g6 (g3)."

Notice how 29. Qg5! threatens 30. Qf6 Rf7 31. Rg8+ Qxg8 32. Rxg8 Kxg8 33. Qh8#

30. Bxe5! is a strong move for continuing the attack. If Black replies 30...Rxe5, then White wins after 31. Qd8+ Re8 32. Rg8+ Qxg8 33. Rxg8+ Kxg8 34. Qxe8+ Kg7 35. Qxc8 with a winning material advantage.

Dec-04-08  I Offer You A Resign: Can we say, "destroyed?"
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  fredthebear: Destroyed!

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