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Alex Yermolinsky vs Valery Salov
Hoogovens Group A (1997), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 5, Jan-23
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Hedgehog Defense (A30)  ·  0-1



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  plang: With all the discussion of when to resign on the board this represents an interesting example. Yermolinsky resigned here seeing no defense to f5 winning a piece.

If he had been less discouraged he could have set a clever trap with 48 Qd4 hoping for 48..Kh7? which allows 49 Qd7+! which should draw.

I was taught when learning chess to seek out hidden resources that might allow the chance of saving a "lost" game.

Feb-27-06  raminov: beautiful game.king can move from the diognal which the black queen has pinned the knight,but then the rook takes the responsiblity of pinning. so f5 wins material.

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