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Ivan Sokolov vs Luke McShane
Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match) (2009), London ENG, rd 6, Aug-13
King's Indian Defense: Six Pawns Attack (E77)  ·  1-0



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Mar-02-10  patzer2: Black misses a winning opportunity and loses after 31...Kg7?? 32. f4! to . Instead, the deflection 31...h5! 32. Rxc6 Rxc6 33. Nb4 Rc8 34. Nxa2 Qxa2 35. Bf3 Qxc4 would have won a pawn with a strong advantage.
Mar-03-10  patzer2: Following Black's blunder 31...Kg7?? (instead of the strong deflection 31...h5! ), White plays his own deflection 32. f4! for the win. After 32...Ba4 White misses the stronger 33. Qf1!, but still has enough advantage to bring home the point with the game continuation (i.e. 33. Qf3).

However if White had played 33. Qf1!, the reply 33...Ba1 would no longer have been available. And now if 33...Bf6, the reply 34. Nxf6 Kxf6 35. Bd4+ would have won easily as 35...Ke7 36. Bxc5 dxc5 37. Rb7 + snares the Queen with a Rook fork (double attack).

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