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Tansel Turgut vs Hagen Tiemann
24th Correspondence World Championship (2009) (correspondence), ICCF, Jun-10
Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44)  ·  1-0



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Jun-10-10  Hesam7: <<19.Ne5!?>

It takes about 2600+ rating points to make a move like this. As Turgut noted, White gets little for the exchange -- but he keeps what he's got, mainly he does not have to retreat with R5c2 or c4. After 19. R5c4 Rfd8, Black stands slightly better.>

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Jun-10-10  zanshin: Good game by User: chesscard
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  cro777: "Positional sacrifice bamboozles computers! A brilliant game of the Correspondence Grandmaster Tansel Turgut. He demonstrates how a positional sacrifice can blow the materialistic microchips of a computer!" (Dragan Lalic)

Turgut, Tansel - Tiemann, Hagen

(World Championship 24 final)

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 Be7 7. e3 O-O 8. Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 b5 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. O-O Nbd7 12. Rc1 Rc8 13. Qe2 b4 14. Na4 Qa5 15. Bxf6 Bxf6 16. Nc5 Nxc5 17. Rxc5 Qb6 18. Rfc1 Be7

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19. Ne5 A novelty. <White sacrifices an exchange in a symmetrical position and continues as if nothing happens (h3, Kh2, etc. - "little moves").>

19... Bxc5 20. Rxc5 Rcd8 21. Bc4 Rd6 22. f4 Qd8 23. Qf2 Qc8 24. Qg3 Qd8 25. h3 a6 26. b3 a5 27. Kh2 Ba8 28. Ng4 Kh7 29. Bd3+ f5 30. Ne5 Rf6 31. Bc4 Bb7 32. Qh4 Rf8 33. Qxd8 Rdxd8 34. Bxe6 Rd6 35. Bc4 Ra8 36. g4 1-0

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The ending is lost as the White's pawn mass from d4 to g4 will soon overwhelm Black's passive pieces.

According to Turgut quoted from ICCF forum (which was later discontinued) if the pawn is on h7 Black wins. But if it is on h6 - as it is - White wins.

Two-part video with analysis of this game (and positional rationale behind Dr Turgut's ideas) you may find here.

Sep-21-19  Chesgambit: 14. Qa5?? 15. Bxf6!! white is winning
Turgut notes "computers can't understand some positions"
Jul-12-20  Chesgambit: Hmm Bxf6 not winning gxf6 draw

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