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Andre Lilienthal vs Alexander Kotov
USSR Championship (1940), Moscow URS, rd 12, Sep-21
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51)  ·  1-0



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  GrahamClayton: 13...♖xc2 14. ♘xd6+ exd6 15. ♘xf6+ ♔e7 16. ♘d5+ and 17. ♕xh8.
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  fredthebear: In the final position, the White rook has just cleared the e7-square so the White queen can enter the seventh rank to form a lethal lateral battery. The spite check 25...Rc1+ is harmless. The Black monarch cannot run to Kg8 because of Ne7+ and fork.

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