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Peter Svidler vs Alexander Galkin
Russian Championship Superfinal (2011), Moscow RUS, rd 4, Aug-11
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Tal Variation (B12)  ·  1-0



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Aug-11-11  cjgone: Queen trapppppp!
Aug-11-11  TheRavenPK: Galkin can choose which piece to lose - the king or his lady.
Aug-11-11  DrMAL: Well, 36...Kg8 was a big mistake inviting the nice sac 37.Bxh5! Svidler played. Maybe black thought he had it covered with 37...Nf5 but it wasn't good either (nothing was). Svidler played the very powerful 38.Bg4! and the game was already lost. Nice game for Svidler! <TheRavenPK> I hate that decision...
Aug-11-11  sevenseaman: Powerful and solid is Svidler.
Aug-12-11  HAPERSAUD: another game showing why the caro cant
Aug-12-11  polarmis: Here's Peter Svidler's very entertaining (and enlightening!) commentary on this game:

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  al wazir: Hold on just a cotton-pickin' minute. What happens after 43...g5 ? If 44. fxg5, then 44. Qxd4+ and the Q gets away. If 44. Qxe6+, then 44...Rf7. I suppose the continuation is 45. Rh8+ Kxh8 46. Qxf7, and now black can defend with either 46...Rg8 or 46...gxf4. After 46...gxf4 47. Qe7 Qg8 48. f7 Qf8 49. Re1 Kg7, it's still not over.

Maybe I missed something?

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  al wazir: OK, I see. If 43...g5, then 44. Rg3 wins the ♕.
Aug-13-11  notyetagm:

<43. Qe1 [ 43. ... Rf8 44. Rh4 Rxf6 45. Rxg4 fxg4 46. Qe5 Kf7 47. Re1 Re7 48. Qe3 Rf5 49. Kh2 Rh5+ 50. Kg3 a5 51. bxa5 Rxa5 52. Kxg4 Rh5 53. g3 Re8 54. Qb3 Rb5 55. Qd3 Rh5 56. Qb1 ]X 1-0>

Aug-13-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: SQUARE CAN BE A TACTICAL TARGET

Svidler vs A Galkin, 2011 43 Qc3-e1! supports h4-sq to trap Black g4-queen with Rh3-h4

Aug-13-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: TRAPPED QUEENS
Aug-15-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: SQUARE CAN BE A TACTICAL TARGET
Aug-15-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: TRAPPED QUEENS
Oct-16-11  notyetagm: a **SQUARE** can be a **TACTICAL** **TARGET**

From Evernote:

a **SQUARE** can be a **TACTICAL** **TARGET**


Le Roux vs Hamdouchi French Championship 2011 27 ... Qb6-e6! 0-1 MOVE e4-sq Antonsen vs Krasenkow Baku Open 2011 34 ...Qc6xc5 MOVE g1-sq Karjakin vs Kramnik Russian SuperFinal 2011 40 ... Ng7x-5+! MOVE d4-sq Edouard vs Fressinet French Championship 2011 39 ... Qc6-c7! g3-sq, h7-sq MOVE Kamsky vs Nepomniachtchi FIDE World Cup 3.4 2011 46 Ra2-a8+!, e8-sq MOVE Zherebukh vs Navara FIDE World Cup 4.1 Khanty-Mansisyk 2011 22 ... Ne4-d2 b3-sq MOVE Carlsen vs Pelletier Biel 2011 41 Rf6-f7+! c7-sq MOVE


Svidler vs Galkin Russian SuperFinal 2011 43 Qc3-e1! 1-0 SUPPORTS h4-sq Ju. Polgar vs Prohoszka Greek Teams Ch 2011 27 Qd2-g5+ SUPPORTS e7-sq Aronian vs Anand Amber Rapid 2011 39 Qb4-b2+! SUPPORTS e2-sq


Mamedyarov vs Ganguly World Team Ch 2011 25 Bg5-e7! DENIES f8-sq S.Zhigalko vs Kovchan Turkish League 2011 18 Bf4-c7! DENIES b6-sq

Oct-28-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: YOU MUST *CREATE* THE SECOND TACTICAL TARGET!
Oct-28-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: FOCUS ON THE BASE ++ ! FOCUS ON THE BASE ++ ! FO
Aug-27-17  Saniyat24: After Svidler plays 31.Qc3 the board is pretty as a picture....! Black King was cornered by the dangerous pawn trio e5, f4 and f6, and White's light square bishop then dealt a deathly blow to open up further attack from the Queen and the rooks...

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