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Artur Yusupov vs Andrei Sokolov
Candidates Match (1986), Riga, rd 4, Sep-09
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jul-23-16  zydeco: Yusupov gets close in this game. I probably would have played Qxd7+ on move 19 or 20, but, obviously, Yusupov knows what he's doing.

Imaginative defense by Sokolov, especially with the game-saving 26...Kf6! (If 26....Qxc6 27.Qe5+).

28.Rxd8 is perpetual check after 28...Qe1+.

Aug-27-16  offramp: The worst attack to defend against: a "free" attack where your opponent hasn't even given away a pawn. so that even if you survive the attack all you'll get is a level ending.

After 26.Rd1


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White is threatening 27.Qd6# and Rd7+. Sokolov plays ...Kf6! and escapes to a dead-level ending.

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