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Rustam Kasimdzhanov vs Andrei Volokitin
Bundesliga (2003/04), Germany, rd 1, Nov-01
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Normal Defense (E81)  ·  0-1



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Dec-23-04  Whitehat1963: You've gotta love 33...Qxh1!
Jan-19-07  notyetagm: <Whitehat1963: You've gotta love 33...Qxh1!>

Yes, a beautful ending combination by Volokitin.

Jan-19-07  notyetagm: 37 ... ♘g5! ends the game in fine style.

The primary threat is simply to gain control of the g1-promotion square with 38 ... ♘xf3+ or 38 ... ♘h3+ followed by 39 ... g1=♕+. In fact, the check on the h3-square threatens the <SNAP MATE> 38 ... ♘h3+ 39 ♔h2 g1=♕+ 40 ♔x♘h3 ♕g3#.

If White meets this threat by capturing the Black g2-pawn with 38 ♔xg2, then this capture opens the g-file for the Black g8-rook which creates the <DISCOVERED ATTACK> 38 ... ♘f7+ and 39 ... ♘x♘d6, winning a piece and leaving Black a whole rook ahead.

As Reinfeld said about moves like 37 ... ♘g5!, <"Notice the immediate decisive effect of gaining control of the promotion square">.

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