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Anish Giri vs Marcel Kanarek
European Championship (2010), Rijeka CRO, rd 1, Mar-06
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Modern Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0



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Mar-08-10  notyetagm: 22 ♗e2-d1! 1-0

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22 ♗e2-d1! 1-0 since when the Black a4-queen moves, White wins a piece with 23 ♘d4x♘c6 as 23 ... b7x♘c6?? is punished by 24 ♕b2-b8#, thanks to Black's blunder 21 ... ♖d8-d7?, taking away the d7-<FLIGHT SQUARE> from the Black c8-king, turning the b8-square into a <MATING SQUARE>.

22 ... ♕a4-a5 23 ♘d4x♘c6

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23 ... b7x♘c6?? <pin: b8>

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24 ♕b2-b8#

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Mar-08-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: COUNTING PROBLEMS

A Giri vs M Kanarek, 2010 22 Be2-d1! 1-0 a4-queen protects c6-knight as b7-pawn blocks b8

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