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Sergey Karjakin vs Boris Gelfand
Tal Memorial (Blitz) (2008) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 32, Aug-30
Benoni Defense: Classical Variation. General (A70)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Sep-04-08  notyetagm: YOU CAN TAKE *ANY* SQUARE IF IT FORCES YOUR OPPONENT TO MISPLACE (LINE UP) HIS PIECES YOU CAN TAKE *ANY* SQUARE THAT IS LINED UP WITH THE ENEMY KING

YOU CAN TAKE *ANY* SQUARE THAT IS LINED UP WITH AN ENEMY WEAKNESS

TWO COUNTING EXCEPTIONS:

1) REMOVE THE GUARD
2) MISPLACED PIECES (FORCING YOUR OPPONENT TO MISPLACE HIS PIECES), e.g., EXCHANGE ON PINNING SQUARE

The h5-square, 87 Qe5-h5+!!, Karjakin vs Gelfand Tal Memorial blitz tournament 2008

Sep-04-08  notyetagm: Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2008

White to play: 87 ?


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Here Karjakin missed a stunning winning move, 87 ♕e5-h5+!!.

87 ♕e5-h5+!! <decoy into skewer, pin-breaking>


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The point is the nasty <SKEWER> 87 ... ♕h4x♕h5 88 e7-e8=♕+.

87 ... ♕h4x♕h5 88 e7-e8=♕+ <skewer>


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Wow, what a away to win! This example will clearly make the next edition of Van Perlo's book on endgame tactics.

Oct-19-10  Brandon plays: Wow, that is a surprising way to win. Great endgame savvy.

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