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Aleksey Dreev vs Peter Svidler
European Club Cup (2002), Halkidiki GRE, rd 7, Sep-28
Gruenfeld Defense: Brinckmann Attack (D82)  ·  1-0



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Apr-23-08  olav dalkeith: where is the correct win here for white?
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  tpstar: 26. Rc4! is a fine Deflection sacrifice forcing Black's Queen off the a3-f8 diagonal: 26 ... Qxc4 27. Qe7+ Kg8 28. Qxe8+ Bf8 29. Ne7+ Kg7 30. Nf5+! & 31. Qxa8 and White is up the exchange.

If 26 ... Qa3 then 27. Re4 should be decisive (27 ... Nf6 28. Qd8+ mates).

Apr-23-08  TheaN: Although hard to spot, you should be able to win a piece in this position for White. Couldn't see through all myself, so I released Fritz on the position. The main variation, which accepts the sac and doesn't drop the Queen:

26.Rc4! Qxc4 27.Qe7+ Kg8 28.Qxe8+ Bf8 29.Ne7+ Kg7 30.Qxa8 should be possible, although Fritz applies 30.Nf5+... anyways, White regains a piece forced, ending the forcing with the capture of a Rook.

Analysis by Fritz 11:

1. (3.72): 1...Qxc4 2.Qe7+ Kg8 3.Qxe8+ Bf8 4.Ne7+ Kg7 5.Nf5+ Kg8 6.Qxa8 Nc3 7.Ra1 Ne2+ 8.Kh1 Qc3 9.Rd1 Qf6 10.e4 Qb6 11.g3 Nc3 12.Rd4 Qb5 13.Kg2 Qe5 14.Qb7

2. (5.75): 1...Rxc8 2.Rxb4 Rc7 3.Qg4 Nxb4 4.Qxb4+ Kg8 5.Rd1 Bf6 6.g4 Be7 7.Qf4 Kg7 8.Kg2 f6 9.h4 a5 10.Qa4

Mar-20-10  SirChrislov: Voted Golden Game by the prestigious jury of Chess Informant.
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  plang: 9 Ne2 is an alternative to the classical main line 9 Nf3. In Gretarsson-Schandorff Gantofte 1999 (game not included in this database) White had played 14 Nf5; Dreev had prepared 14 Bxg5 for this game. 18..Qd5!? was a possible alternative. Svidler may have underestimated 20b4!. Svidler had evaluated the position after 22..Nxa2 as satisfactory but Dreev disagreed feeling that Black was close to lost. Had Black played 23..Qb5 White would not have responded 24 Nh6+..Kf8 25 Rf6? because of 25..Qxf1+ but rather 24 Nxg7..Nb4 25 Nf5..Nxc6 26 Nxe7+..Kg7 27 Nxc6. 25..Qb4? was the losing move defending against the dual threats of 26 Qb7 and 26 Qe7+ but missing the decisive shot 26 Rc4!; necessary was 25..Qe5 26 Qb7..Rb8 27 Qxa7..Rb2 28 Nb6..Qe7 29 Nd7+..Kg8 30 Rc8..f5 when White has a big advantage but the game is not over yet.

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