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Igor Kurnosov vs Ian Nepomniachtchi
Russian Championship Higher League St Petersburg (2004), St Petersburg RUS, rd 6, May-27
French Defense: McCutcheon. Janowski Variation (C12)  ·  0-1



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  whiteshark: Analyzing the Sundayish move <18.Bg6!!> in depth gave me a lot of pleasure. The remaining white pieces work together harmoniously while the black pieces are unable to protect their ♔. No wonder the white player did not find this move.

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White to move
1) +5.81 (34 ply) 18.Bg6 Nf5 19.Bxf5 Qd7 20.Bd3 Nxd3 21.cxd3 O-O-O 22.Qxf4 Bb5 23.Rf3 Rh7 24.Nf2 Rg7 25.a4 Bxa4 26.Ng4 Rg5 27.Nxh6 Rxh5 28.Qxf7 Rxh6 29.Bxh6 Kb8 30.Qg6 Bb5 31.Raf1 b6 32.Rf8 Rxf8 33.Rxf8+ Kb7 34.Bg5 Qc6 35.Qg8 Ka6 36.Rf6 Bxd3 37.Qc8+ Ka5 38.Rxe6 Qc3 39.Qb7 Kb4 40.Qxd5 Qe1+ 41.Kh2

2) +2.86 (33 ply) 18.Rxf4 Nxd3 19.cxd3 Rg8 20.Qf3 Nf5 21.g4 f6 22.exf6 Qxf6 23.Kh2 O-O-O 24.gxf5 exf5 25.Qf2 Rdf8 26.Re1 Bd7 27.Rf3 Kb8 28.Bf4 Rg4 29.Rc1 Rc8 30.Be5 Qh4 31.Qxh4 Rxh4 32.Kg3 Rxh5 33.Nf4 Rg5+ 34.Kf2 Bc6 35.Rh3 h5 36.Rxh5 Rxh5 37.Nxh5 Rf8 38.Nf6 Rf7 39.Kf3 Rf8 40.Rg1

3) +1.93 (33 ply) 18.Qxf4 Nxd3 19.Qxf7+ Kd7 20.cxd3 Qg8 21.Bb4 Rh7 22.Qf6 Qg4 23.Nf4 Rg8 24.Ra2 Bb5 25.Raf2 a6 26.Bxe7 Rxe7 27.Qxh6 Ree8 28.Rf3 Kc8 29.Qf6 b6 30.g3 Bd7 31.Kf2 Ref8 32.Qh4 Qxh4 33.gxh4 Rh8 34.Ke3 Kb8 35.Rg1 Rh7 36.Rg6

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 11 v064

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  whiteshark: Analyzing the Sundayish move <18.Bg6!!> in depth gave me a lot of pleasure. Pt 2:

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Black to move

1) +4.85 (33 ply) 18...Nf5 19.Bxf5 Qd7 20.Bd3 Nxd3 21.cxd3 O-O-O 22.Rxf4 Rh7 23.Qf3 Rg8 24.Rf1 a6 25.Rxf7 Rxf7 26.Qxf7 Qxf7 27.Rxf7 Be8 28.Rf6 Bxh5 29.Rxe6 Rh8 30.Re7 Re8 31.Rg7 Bd1 32.Bxh6 Bc2 33.Nf4 c6 34.g4 a5 35.g5 Kb8

2) +5.26 (33 ply) 18...Rg8 19.Nxf4 Nxg6 20.hxg6 Qd7 21.g7 O-O-O 22.Nh5 f5 23.exf6 Qf7 24.Nf4 Kb8 25.Qxe6 Rxg7 26.fxg7 Qxg7 27.c3 Nc4 28.Nh5 Qg8 29.Qxh6 Rc8 30.Bf4 a6 31.Nf6 Qf7 32.g4 Qe7 33.g5 Ka7 34.Kf2 Nxa3 35.Rh1 Nc4

3) +5.65 (33 ply) 18...Qd7 19.Nxf4 Nxg6 20.hxg6 O-O-O 21.g7 Nc4 22.gxh8=Q Rxh8 23.Bc1 Qe8 24.Nh5 Rg8 25.Qf4 Rg5 26.Qh4 Rg6 27.Rf3 Bb5 28.Qf2 f5 29.exf6 Qf7 30.Bf4 Kb8 31.Rh3 Be8 32.Be5 Rg8 33.Rb1 Rh8 34.Nf4 Ba4 35.Rg3 Bc6 36.Nd3 Nxa3

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 11 v064

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  whiteshark: Analyzing the Sundayish move <18.Bg6!!> in depth gave me a lot of pleasure. Pt 3: So why not ta♔ it with <18...fxg6>???

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1) +8.73 (34 ply) <19.Nxf4!!> gxh5 20.Qh3 Qc8 21.Nxe6 b6 22.Bb4 Bb5 23.Qxh5+ Kd7 24.Rf7 Kc6 25.Rxe7 Rd8 26.Qxh6 Kb7 27.Rxc7+ Qxc7 28.Nxc7 Kxc7 29.Bd6+ Kb7 30.Rb1 Rd7 31.Rxb2 Bc6 32.Qg5 Rad8 33.Qg6 Rc8 34.Bc5 Rcc7 35.c3 Rc8 36.Qe6 Rg7 37.a4 Re8 38.Qd6 Rg4 39.a5

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 11 v064

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