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Alexandra Kosteniuk vs Kateryna Lagno
5th Lausanne Young Masters (2004), Lausanne SUI, rd 2, Sep-17
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin Variation (C42)  ·  0-1



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  beenthere240: What about 26. Nxa6? Or does that fail to 26...Nd4?
Sep-28-04  percyblakeney: Yes, the best white could have tried instead was probably 26.Rxc6 bxc6 27.Nxa6 Ra7 28.b4 Rxa6 29.bxa5 Rxa5 but it doesn't look very promising...
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  beenthere240: It's funny, white was evidently worried about committing her queen to capturing the c pawn on move 15, but then gets her knight hung up.
Oct-29-04  Apocalypse79: 19. Nxc7 is a blunder..
Mar-05-06  aazqua: Isn't 24 n*b even more convincing? I don't see any way to exploit the back rank and you still get the free knight in addition to picking up the minors for the rook.
Jan-03-09  thebribri8: Couldn't white survive with 26. Rxc6?
Jan-03-09  thebribri8: No, because after 26...Re5, the knight will be trapped again.
Jan-04-09  Eduardo Leon: Maybe 20. Bc4 would have been a little better?
Dec-22-11  Whitehat1963: Ouch! A guess-the-move killer for me. Just 3 points.
Dec-22-11  master of defence: Why not 12. Qxd5? After 12... Nxd5 13. Be3 defends the pawn d4
Dec-22-11  master of defence: And too, instead of 15. Bf4 why not 15. Qxg4 Nxg4 16. Nxc7? Or the simple 15. Qxc7?
Nov-14-12  Castleinthesky: A fine example of the "poisoned pawn."

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