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Vugar Gashimov vs Ernesto Inarkiev
Athens Acropolis GM (2005), President Hotel, Athens, rd 7, Mar-12
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Freak Attack (B90)  ·  1-0



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Dec-11-06  notyetagm: <azaris: ... Apparently 21. Rd7! wins immediately.>

Very nice. Both 21 ♗xf5! ♗e6xf5? and 21 ♖d7+!! ♗e6xd7 <DEFLECT> the Black e6-bishop from <DEFENDING> the critical b3-checking focal point.

Too bad Gashimov missed 21 ♖d7+!!. Like you said, that move wins on the spot.

Dec-11-06  notyetagm: 21 ♖d7+!! is really a beautiful tactical shot, since 21 ... ♗e6x♖d7 not only <DEFLECTS> the Black e6-bishop from <DEFENDING> the b3-checking focal point, it also makes Black <SELF-BLOCK> the d7-square so that Black will be mated after 22 ♖b3+ ♔c8 23 ♖b8#.

(VARIATION) Position after 23 ♖b8#, showing critical Black d7 self-block:

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May-25-16  znsprdx: my favorite type of puzzle a MISSED winning move
I guess Bh6 defence unnerved White

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