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Ivan Sokolov vs Artur Chibukhchian
European Championship (2009), Budva MNE, rd 1, Mar-06
Queen's Gambit Declined: Baltic Defense. Pseudo-Chigorin (D02)  ·  1-0

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Mar-08-09  notyetagm: 35 ... ?


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35 ... ♕e6-f7??


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35 ... ♕e6-f7??, what a blunder!

The Black f6-knight is now <LOOSE>, with two White attackers versus two Black defenders.

But notice that the Black f8-rook cannot leave the f8-square without leaving the Black f6-knight <EN PRISE>, because the Black queen took away the f7-square with 35 ... ♕e6-f7??.

So Sokolov (White) simply played 36 ♗f4-h6!, <REMOVING THE GUARD> by <DRIVING OFF> the Black f8-rook, winning a whole piece for nothing(!).

36 ♗f4-h6! <remove the guard: domination>


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36 ... ♖f8-c8 37 ♖d6x♘f6 1-0


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Mar-08-09  notyetagm: 34 ... ?


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34 ... ♘e8-f6??


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Actually, Fritz shows that the blunder was on the previous move, 34 ... ♘e8-f6??, as after the simple <SKEWER> 35 ♖d5-d6 Black is lost.

35 ♖d5-d6 <skewer>


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Instead of 35 ... ♕e6-f7, Black has the alternative 35 ... ♕e6-e7. But that simply <LINES UP> the Black pieces again, this time along the h4-d8 diagonal for the winning <PIN> 36 ♗f4-g5.

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35 ... ♕e6-e7 36 ♗f4-g5 <PIN>


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DO NOT LINE UP YOUR PIECES! Just like John Walker said in one of his tactics books, <EVERY TIME YOU SEE THE OPPONENT'S PIECES LINED UP YOU SHOULD BE THINKING <<<PIN>>> AND <<<SKEWER>>>>.

If your opponent has been so kind as to <LINE UP> his pieces for you, why not take the opportunity presented to you to <PIN/SKEWER/FORK> these already <LINED UP> pieces?

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