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Gert Ligterink vs John Nunn
Marbella Zonal Final Group (1982), Marbella ESP, rd 6, Feb-27
Benoni Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Hastings Defense (A63)  ·  0-1



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Dec-31-07  ChessDude33: Is this Q-sac sound?
Dec-31-07  test 10: <chessdude33> yep ,look at the control all over the board of the black .white have no answer for the black pawns looks sound to me... mind over matter looks the case here+position.
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  Doktorn: Can we get a Rybka-line, please?

Those positional sacs is usually way over my head. And this is no exception. Why not 18.Qd2? What does 18.Ne2 accomplish?

Jan-02-08  ChessDude33: <Doktorn> I believe the idea of Ne2 was to prevent Bd4+ bringing whites king toward the center. My guess is white didn't want his king on f1.

<test 10> Thank you! Though I'm still not throughly convinced. Perhaps a second opinion or as Doktorn said some computer analysis would bring light to this?

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  ToTheDeath: A sound queen sacrifice. The bishop on g5 is out on a limb. Indeed Rybka only gives White a small plus after 18.Ne2, except it prefers the immediate 18...Bxb2.
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  hedgeh0g: Remarkable Queen sac. The speed at which Black's pieces spring to life afterwards is pretty astonishing.

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