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Peter Svidler vs Tomi Nyback
World Cup (2009) (rapid), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 2, Nov-26
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  1-0



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Nov-27-09  notyetagm: 40 ?

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40 ♕a3-a4! <remove guard: d8>

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Nov-27-09  PhilFeeley: Would 40...Qd3 have been better? At least protect the bishop...
Nov-27-09  pastpawn: <PhilFeely> After 40 ... ♕d3, white plays 41 ♕xe4 anyway -- Black can't recapture because of 42 d8=♕/♖+ with mate in 2 .
Nov-27-09  PhilFeeley: Of course. I should have seen that.
Nov-27-09  WhiteRook48: 38...Ke8...
Nov-27-09  jon01: 38. ...Ke8? 39. d7+!
Nov-27-09  notyetagm: 38 ... ?

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38 ... ♔f8-e8?

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39 d6-d7+! <decoy: d7>

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39 ... ♔e8xd7 40 ♘g4-e5+ <knight fork: d7,c4>

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<jon01: 38. ...Ke8? 39. d7+!>

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