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Maria Leconte vs Almira Skripchenko
European Team Championship (Women) (2001), Leon ESP, rd 7, Nov-13
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43)  ·  0-1



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Aug-13-03  Helloween: A nice game, with 23...Bxf2+! cracking down White's defensive barrier.
Nov-13-06  GrandPatzerSCL: Leconte got opened up "Like a Kan of Worms". LOL!! <>, you gotta use that!!
Jan-07-21  Jambow: Xray vision she sees the lines needed and weakness within the enemy camp.
Jan-07-21  syracrophy: What a picture from the final position! Even though White's a piece up there's no way for giving the ♕, for the least, to continue: even after the desperate 28.♕xd6 ♕xd6 29.♖xc2 (29.♖xf3 ♖xb2) ♖xf1+ 30.♔xf1 ♕d1+ loses all; but even after the prosaic 28.♕xd6 Black can counter with 28...♖fxf2!
Jan-07-21  Jambow: The pinned piece only offers the illusion of defense. The desperate moves do not work in any case indeed.

Sometimes when playing over games you can get a feel of what a player is looking for in a position. After examining a few of Almira's games I see she is looking not at the surface but layers below that to what isn't as obvious. The thought process itself is instructional to a semi-patzer like myself.

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