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Yuri Drozdovskij vs Sergey Grishchenko
Russian Team Championship (Higher League) (2010), Dagomys RUS, rd 4, Apr-05
Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Carlsbad Variation (D34)  ·  0-1



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Jan-02-11  patzer2: Black's exchange sacrifice 18...Rxe3! gives him some position compensation, but not a clear advantage. As such, it's perhaps a good example of a true sacrifice.

However, it's amazing how quickly it enables him to overwhelm his higher rated opponent. With 22. Qc3?! Bb4 , instead of 22. Nc3 =, White's game starts to go downhill. After 24. Rf4? Bd6 Black is winning.

Black's final mating attack beginning with 43...Qf4! is instructive, especially the final practically forced mate-in-four after the sham sacrifice 47...Bh4+ ..

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