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Victor Mikhalevski vs Kamil Miton
"The SPICE of Life" (game of the day Sep-21-2008)
SPICE Cup (2008), Lubbock USA, rd 1, Sep-19
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Wade Variation (D47)  ·  1-0



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Sep-21-08  DoubleCheck: Main line:

If 32. Ra7

33. Qh6! Rxe8 (forced since no defence for g7 mate)
34. Rxe8+ (wins queen) Qxe8
35. Rxe8+ Nf8
36. Qxf8+ mate

Better for black was probably something like:
26. Rxe7 Qxe7
27. Nxb5 cxb5
28. d5

Sep-21-08  LaFreaK: 25...Re7
26.Rxe7 Qxe7
27.Nxb5 Qxc5
28.dxc5 and black will lose the game
Sep-21-08  NewLine: Wow! Each of the black pieces are totally out of play!
Sep-21-08  zoren: Nice game by Victor.
Sep-21-08  Samagonka: Nice finishing.
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  sleepyirv: I actually laugh looking at the final postion. Very cool.
Sep-21-08  timhortons:

id take these picture at canadian open, he simply pose and smile when i ask to take his photo, grandmaster mikhalevski is a nice guy in person.

Sep-21-08  MostlyAverageJoe: <DoubleCheck: Main line:
If 32. Ra7 >

Nowhere close to mainline. Try 32...Rc8 instead.

Sep-21-08  DoubleCheck: <MostlyAverageJoe Nowhere close to mainline. Try 32...Rc8 instead.>

32... Rc8 as you suggested

If 32...Rc8
33. Rxd7 ! Qxd7
34. Nf6+ (wins queen)
Is that what you were refering too?

Thats why i considered Ra7 for this reason

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  kevin86: A brilliant show-stopper at the end.

The knight is invunerable due to the loss of queen after:32...♖xe8 33 ♖xe8+ forks king and queen.

However,what happens after:

32...♖c8 33 ♕h6 ♖xe8 34 ♖xe8+ ♕xe8 25 ♖xe8+ ♖xe8 and black has a rook and piece for the queen?

Premium Chessgames Member
  Breunor: DoubleCheck,after 32 ... Rc8 33 R x d7 I think black can simply play Q x g5?

Best wishes,


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