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Yuriy Kryvoruchko vs Ilia Smirin
European Championship (2008), Plovdiv BUL, rd 10, May-01
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43)  ·  1-0



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May-03-08  KingG: Very nice game, although I suspect that there was some home preparation involved here. 10.e5 is not a novelty, but it is rarely played. As far as I can tell the new move is 16.Nd6+!, instead of the move 16.Ng5 that had been played in a game back in 1992, between Vouldis and Dizdarevic(which isn't in this database). Black won that game, although White had a fine position after the opening.

If Black accepts the sacrifice with 17...exf4, then 18.Rad1! gives a winning attack. For example 18...Bd7(18...Kd8 19.Nc5) 19.Bf3! Rc6 20.Rfe1+ Be6 21.Bxc6+ bxc6 22.Qxc6+ Ke7 23.Qd6+ Ke8 24.Nc5

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And if 18...Nc6, then 19.Bf3! Be6 20.Bxc6+ bxc6 21.Qxc6+ Ke7 22.Qd6+ Ke8 23.Rxf4 Bxb3 24.Qc6+!(24.axb3? Qe6! defends) Ke7 25.axb3, and the Black king is too exposed to survive.

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In the game 22...Kd8? was losing on the spot, whereas 22...Kf7 would have put up tougher resistance, although White still has a winning attack after 23.Re7+ Kg6 24.Qe4+ Kh5 25.Nd4(25.Rf1 also leads to a win).

May-03-10  chessfootball: A good analysis of the game by Kryvoruchko

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