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Ahmed Adly vs Marie Sebag
Essent (2008), Hoogeveen, Netherlands, rd 5, Oct-24
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation. Shabalov Attack (D45)  ·  0-1



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Nov-01-08  notyetagm: A tremendous win by Sebag in the Latvian Gambit line against the Semi-Slav, annotated by 1 d4 d5 specialist GM Ruslan Scherbakov in Chess Today.
Feb-10-09  notyetagm: A magnificent game on the Black side of a Semi-Slav by Sebag.
Feb-10-09  notyetagm: 17 ... ?

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17 ... ♗b7x♘f3!

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17 ... ♗b7x♘f3! is an excellent move by Sebag.

The tactical point is that after 18 ♗e2x♘f3,

18 ♗e2x♗f3

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she has taken away a defender from both the e5-square (White f3-knight, <DESTRUCTION>) and the d3-square (White e2-bishop, <DEFLECTION>), making possible the move 18 ... ♗d6-e5!, based on the <KNIGHT FORK> 19 ♕d4x♗e5?? ♘c5-d3+.

18 ... ♗d6-e5!

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19 ♕d4x♗e5?? ♘c5-d3+ <knight fork>

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Sep-16-16  tigreton: In fact, 17 ... Bxf3 followed by Be5 is necessary to hold the kingside, the pressure there was so strong, with threats such as Qxg7, that otherwise Black would be losing.
Sep-16-16  tigreton: After 18 ... Be5 the bishop becomes a monster, kicking away the white queen from the long diagonal, defending the kingside and attacking on the queenside.

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