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Alexander Riazantsev vs Dmitry Kokarev
Russian Championship Higher League (2009), Ulan Ude RUS, rd 4, Sep-05
King's Indian Defense: Normal Variation (E70)  ·  1-0



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Sep-06-09  TrollKing: 23. Qh1!? Not the best move in the position (according to Rybka 3), but damn close -- as far as raw eval goes. But the sheer psychological value of this move must have been pure money!
Sep-06-09  whiteshark: I couldn't agree more, <TrollKing>.
Sep-10-09  DiscoJew: Its so rare to see a mating attack vs the KID work in high level chess...

6.h3 is a very strong variation and one of my personal favorites, worthy of study for any white looking for a winning weapon vs the KID. I remember Radjabov playing this way when having to play against his pet defence and look for an advantage. 23.Qh1 is a very sexy move, and I recall hearing that this is the rarest square on the whole chess board for a Queen to appear on, which gives this attack all the more beauty.

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Taking Riazantsev's Rook leaves Black helpless on the King-side with weak Black squares and with his pieces all off-side too far away from his vulnerable King.

<23... Bxh4> 24. Qxh4 Qd8 25. Bg5 Qf8 26. Bf6 Kf7 27. Rh1 Nb3 (<27... Ke8?> 28. Qg5) 28. Nf3 Qg8 (<28... Nac5?!> 29. Ng5+ Kxf6 30. Nh7+) 29.Bxe5 dxe5 30. Nxe5+ Ke8 31. d6 Qg7 32. Qg5 and wins

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