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Pentala Harikrishna vs Peter Svidler
Dresden Olympiad (2008), Dresden GER, rd 4, Nov-16
Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80)  ·  1-0



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Nov-16-08  percyblakeney: 25. Rxe6 is a very pretty move by Harikrishna, fxe6 is impossible because of 26. Bxe6+ Kh7 27. Qf3 (for example followed by 27. ... Bh6 28. Qh3 g5 29. Qd3+ Kg7 30. Rxc3):

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Nov-17-08  veerar: 22.g4,shows that Harikrishna had seen deep!He was very much short of time,and I thought he would lose on time,despite a winning position.Followed all the Indian games live.Well done!
Nov-17-08  Eyal: 22.g4 prevents Black from countering 23.d6 with 23...exd6, because after 24.Bxf7+ Kxf7 25.Bxd6+ Black wouldn't have Qf5. Black's decisive mistake was 24...Red8? allowing the pretty Rxe6, but he already was under quite a lot of pressure at this point. In the final position, Black has no adequate defence against White's combined threats of Be3 (with a double attack on f7 and the queen), Rxf7, and Rc7 winning the knight.
Nov-17-08  computer chess guy: <Eyal: Black's decisive mistake was 24. .. Red8?> True, but 22. .. ♘b6 was also bad: 22. .. b5 or ..b6 would be better, keeping the path of the pawn blocked and preventing the discovered attack on b7.
Jul-30-21  Brenin: 25 Rxe6, and if 25 ... fxe6 then 26 Bxe6+ Kh8 or h7 (26 ... Kf8 27 Qe7 mate) 27 Qf3, with the threat of Qh3+. Black's response 25 ... Rab8 simply drives the White Q where it was heading away. At the end, Black has no answer to the threats of Be3 and Rc7.
Jul-30-21  mel gibson: It took me about 20 seconds to see the first ply.

Stockfish 14 says:

25. Rxe6

(25. Rxe6
(♖e1xe6 ♘b6-d5 ♖e6xg6 f7xg6 ♕b7xd5+ ♕c5xd5 ♗b3xd5+ ♔g8-f8 ♗d5xa8 ♖d8xa8 ♗f4-g5 ♔f8-e8 ♖c1-e1+ ♔e8-f7 ♖e1-e7+ ♔f7-f8 ♖e7-e4 ♔f8-f7 d6-d7 c3-c2 ♖e4-c4 ♗g7-f6 ♖c4xc2 ♖a8-d8 ♗g5xf6 ♔f7xf6 ♖c2-c6+ ♔f6-g5 ♖c6-c7 ♔g5xg4 ♖c7xa7 ♔g4-f3 ♖a7-c7 ♔f3-e4 a2-a4 ♔e4-d5 a4-a5 ♔d5-d6 ♖c7-c3 ♔d6-e6 ♖c3-d3 ♖d8xd7 ♖d3xd7 ♔e6xd7 ♔g1-g2 ♔d7-c6 ♔g2-f3 ♔c6-b5 h2-h4 ♔b5-c6 a5-a6) +7.30/34 427)

score for White +7.30 depth 34.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Solved it, but the real surprise consists of how deep the theory runs--the players didn't deviate from known book until 16.Rc1.
Jul-30-21  Walter Glattke: 24.-Red8 allows 25.Rxe6, even Bd4 26.Rxg6+ Kh8 27.Rh6 brings mate, too. 24.-Rf8 allows Rxf4 later, but mate, too. 24.-Bd4 25.Rc2 Qc8 is maybe better
Jul-30-21  Stanco: I saw it is Re6 but had in mind 27.Qe7 instead od Qf3

24. Txe6 fxe6 26. Bxe6+ Kh7 27. Qe7, which is also winning

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  chrisowen: Doffs it cap aint it go at Rxe6 goodness a bluff in i frazzled it aid in as doffs it offer in i o carpa it refines in flow it go in at bath its boats again tins i cafe it bossed it feck in i quirk ebbs its wiggy plum jump vilnius its hand mads in its weeps in be pebble tron rung its cog in offs uniform hint Nd5 ghoul in as a blush latch Red8 garrulous ghost abridge axled it i in totups finish affable lindisfarne packforth fiddle highlight its wides in hone its a tumultuous in i approach its helms in it cloister Rxe6 etcetera?
Jul-30-21  Stanco: the ghost of dirty dick is still in search of little nell wee willie winkie with a candlestick still writing songs in the wee wee hours everybody's looking for somebody's arms to fall into etcetera?
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  chrisowen: Hang on no?
Jul-30-21  agb2002: White has the bishop pair for a bishop and a knight.

White controls a number of squares around the black king, x-rayd by the bishop on b3. This suggests 25.Rxe6 but after 25... fxe6 26.Bxe6+ Kh7 27.Qf3 Bd4 (27... g5 28.Qd3+ Kh6 - 28... Kh8 29.Qh3+ wins decisive material- 29.Bf7 wins) I haven't found a clear winning path.

Jul-30-21  Stanco: need the toilet right now no?
Jul-30-21  agb2002: According to DroidFish, White wins with 28.Qh3+ Kg7 29.Qh6+ Kf6 30.Bf5 (the move that escaped me). If 30... Rg8 then 31.Qg5+ and mate soon.
Jul-30-21  Brenin: <agb2002>: instead of 30 ... Rg8 Black has 30 ... Bxf2+, but after 31 Kg2 Qd5+ 32 Kxf2 Qd4+ 33 Be3 Qxd6 34 Qxg6+ followed by 35 Qg7+ it looks terminal for Black.
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  Jimfromprovidence: To me 26 Qf3!! is fantastic.

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Not only because of the threat of Qh3 but also because of the idea of Re7, then Be3 (or some other threatening move with the bishop moving off of the f file) seeing Qxf7+.

If 26 Qf3 for just Qh3 then one might as well play 26 Qg2. But 26 Qf3 wins 2x the material as 26 Qg2

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  chrisowen: No date referral no?
Jul-30-21  Stanco: no, you call.

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