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Miguel Illescas Cordoba vs Matthew Sadler
Linares Zonal (1995), Linares ESP, rd 3, Nov-14
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central Variation. Modern Defense (D20)  ·  0-1



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Oct-07-05  capablancakarpov: Illescas blundered with 11.Kd1.
After 11.b4 Qe7 12.Nfd2 f5 13.a3 b6 14.Bxb6 cxb6 15.Qxb6 Rb8 16. Qe3 Fritz 6 points the position slighty better for Black (-0.16). But after 11.Kd1 c3 12.b4 b6 13.Qa3 a5 14.Qb3 axb4 15.Qc4 f5 16.Ke1 0-0 17.Be2 b5 18.Qb3 f4 19.Bc1 Nc5 Fritz points the position clearly won for Black (-3.81)
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  cu8sfan: At the time this game was played 8...♗d7 was a novelty. Illescas had to find everything over the board.

Question @<>: Why does the page say this is a ♘ sac with 7...♗d6 rather than 8...♗d7?

May-13-09  furrer: Because after Qa4 white wins the knight forsingly I think.
Jul-17-10  BobCrisp: <Illescas blundered with 11.Kd1>

According to Alexander Baburin, White's first error was <10.Nc1??>.

<After 11.b4 Qe7 12.Nfd2 f5 13.a3 b6 14.Bxb6 cxb6 15.Qxb6 Rb8 16. Qe3 Fritz 6 points the position slighty better for Black (-0.16).>

With a little help from <Fritz 11>, I believe the refutation is 11.b4 Qe7 12.Nfd2 Bxb4! 13.Qxc7 Rc8 14.Qb6 Nxd2 15.Nxd2 c3 16.Ne4 c2+ 17.Ke2 Ba3 and Black, presumably, wins.

May-18-15  ToTheDeath: Remarkable miniature, a 2600 FIDE GM losing with the White pieces in 11 moves. I remember first seeing this game in Neishadt's Winning Quickly with Black and it made quite an impression on me. Sadler is a beast and should play more chess!
Dec-08-15  PhilFeeley: <Sadler is a beast and should play more chess!> Could not agree more. He has played a bit more recently, and may again, but perhaps he prefers to do books, like Bologan.

Sadler does have a "real" job, with some money monster in Germany, I think.

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