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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Tamir Nabaty
Gibraltar Masters (2012), La Caleta GIB, rd 2, Jan-25
Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation (E11)  ·  1-0

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Feb-06-12
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  al wazir: 27. Re7+ is an incredible move. Not only would I not have found if I spent a week looking, I wouldn't have known it was winning if someone had played it against me.

If 27...Qxe7, then 28. Ne6+ (I guess).

Feb-06-12  Shams: The finish is <27...Qxe7 28.Ne6+ Kf7> (28...Qxe6 with three minors for the Queen doesn't help as the pawn is immune after 29.fxe6; blame among other things Black's loose Rb8) <29.Qh5+ Kg8 30.Rg1+ Kh7 31.Rg6 Nxg6 32.Qxg6+ 33.Kh8 Qxh6+ Kg8 34.Qg6+ Kh8 35.Ng5> 1-0
Feb-12-12
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  al wazir: I don't use my forum for back-and-forth discussions. (I set it up only to try out playing LEX on-line). But to answer your comment posted there, I still think that 27. Re7+ was an extraordinarily deep move. After all, your own analysis extends eight moves past that point. The combination beginning with 21. Bxg6 (but which really began on move 16, when white allowed his ♗ to become trapped) would not have succeeded without it.
Feb-12-12  kellmano: Even in Shams's line, 35 ......Qd1+ looks problematic. To avoid a perpetual the king has to walk up the board, and as soon as he steps on g4, ......Bxf5+ frees the black rook.
Feb-12-12  Shams: <kellmano> Ok, 35.f6 is my final offer.

<al wazir> I agree it's a very nice sequence and my comment wasn't intended to imply otherwise. Saying that a shot suggests itself (Queen is loose on e7) doesn't mean that seeing the followup is easy. Your point is taken though.

Feb-12-12  kellmano: <shams> After 35 .....Qd7, it still seems difficult to avoid the perpetual, as black cannot tread on the light squares.

There must be a win, but the knight and queen that usually combine so well seem not to do so particularly well here.

Feb-12-12  Shams: <kellmano> Ok, I am bested. 31.Rg6? allows a draw, per Shredder-- you are right about the perpetual. 31.Ng5+ Kg8 32.f6 (+14.34) 13/13.
Feb-12-12
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  al wazir: So why did black resign on move 27? Was he felled by a falling flag?
Feb-12-12
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  Penguincw: For some reason, I thought Mamedyarov was playing at Aeroflot. :-\
Feb-12-12  Shams: <al wazir> Well, he's a GM and I guess didn't need any help seeing the winning line.

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