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Yury Shulman vs Mark Ginsburg
Continental Open (2001), Las Vegas, NV USA, rd 5, Jul-29
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92)  ·  1-0



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  Fusilli: Superb attacking game with an awesome demolition job! How come nobody posted about it until now?

Totally GOTD-worthy... Come up with a good pun, you creative pun people!

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  moronovich: <Fusilli: Superb attacking game with an awesome demolition job! How come nobody posted about it until now?>

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

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  Fusilli: <moronovich> That's good, considering that no one noticed this game in nearly two decades!
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  moronovich: Hi <Fusilli> !

I was doing the four corners,USA, back in 78 and on our way we stopped at Vegas. Sleeping in the car,friendly married couples who gave us some food tickets for a restaurant they have won,used 3-4 dollars on the slut machines,a couple of coffes(+ free water) and a total of ca 5 dollars each !

And how are things going with your son ?

I´ll send all my prayers.

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  sleepyirv: Apparently there's never been a <Yury Trouble> pun on the site.
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  Fusilli: <moronovich> Thank you. (But I prefer to keep private on the matter now.)
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  perfidious: Black got taken to valuetown in this combinative tour de force: population, him.
May-26-19  Granny O Doul: I confirmed for my own satisfaction that it is mate in all variations after 20...Kxf5, but I won't spoil anyone else's fun.

Anyway, yeah, nice excavation!

Apr-15-21  Gaito:

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This position would be a good exercise for a tactics book like Fred Reinfeld's classic book "1001 Brilliant Sacrifices and Combinations" (intermediate to advanced level).

1.Qxf5+!! (But not 1.Bxh5+?? Kxh5 2.Qxf5+ Ng5 and Black wins).

In case that the queen sacrifice should be accepted, we would have: 1...Kxf5 2.Bd3+ and mate in 7 more moves. There are two variations, namely:

I) 2...Kg5 3.Bxf4+!! Kxf4 4.Re4+ Kg5 (or 4...Kf5 5.Rg4 discovered check Ke6 6.d5+ cd Kxe5 8.Re1+ Kf6 9.Rg6 mate) 5.h4+ Kf5 6.Rf1+ Bf4 7.Rexf4+ Ke6 8.Bf5 mate.

II) 2...Ke6 3.d5+ cd mate.

Should the queen sacrifice not be accepted, we would have the game continuation.

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