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Alexander Grischuk vs Emil Sutovsky
Russian Club Cup (2006), Sochi RUS, rd 7, Apr-26
Spanish Game: Open Variations. Classical Defense Main Line (C83)  ·  1-0



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Apr-29-06  Knight13: Black looked better to me at the beginning with an exchange down and stuff. But White's bishop's diagonal power fires out and kills the Black king with a sacrifice! Nice game.
Apr-30-06  notyetagm: Grischuk exploits the <weak back rank> with the wicked 36 ♗xg7+!, forcing mate in the variation 36 ... ♕xg7 <deflection from b8> 37 ♕b8+ ♖d8 38 ♕x♖+ ♖e8 39 ♕x♖+ ♕g8 40 ♕x♕#.

After the alternative capture 36 ... ♔xg7, Black is immediately checkmated by 37 ♕f6#.

Apr-30-06  notyetagm: Heavy pieces on the back rank (Black f8-queen) do not defend along the file or diagonals (f8-h6 diagonal, g7-square) if they have to meet a threat to the back rank (b8-square, Qb8+ mating).
Apr-30-06  notyetagm: After 31 ♗b3, White's two bishops point like laser beams at the Black kingside.

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Horowitz would be proud.

Apr-30-06  alexandrovm: <notyetagm: After 31 Bb3, White's two bishops point like laser beams at the Black kingside.> really an impressive use of the pair of bishops and the final combination is elegant. It seems to me that Grishuk feels confortable with the white side of the semi Berlin wall...
Aug-04-10  computer chess guy: Wow, it is impressive to see a Super GM demolish someone was strong as GM Sutovsky. Black got a little too greedy with 24. .. ♖xe4, allowing 25. ♗g5!!. Possibly better was 24. .. ♔h8 and Black is worse but surviving for a while.
Apr-21-22  Saniyat24: Grischuk's bishop-pair from Hell...!

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