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Nikita Vitiugov vs Kiril Georgiev
Gibraltar Masters (2013), La Caleta GIB, rd 7, Jan-28
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Romanishin Variation. English Hybrid (E20)  ·  1-0



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Jan-28-13  patzer2: The clever sham pawn sacrifice 74. e6! initiates a winning passed pawn combination.

Here's some analysis with Fritz 12:

<74. e6! Rb3>

74... Kg7 75. Nf5+ Kf6 (75... Kf8 76. Rd8#; 75... Kh8 76. e7 Re6 77. Rxb7 Kh7 78. Kf4 Re1 79. Nd6 ) 76. exf7 Ke6 77. Re7+ Kd5 78. f8=Q

<75. exf7> Also winning is 75. Ng6 Rxf3+ 76. Kg4 Kg8 77. Rxb7 Rf1 78. Rxf7 Rxf7 79. exf7+ Kxf7 80. Kf5 Kg7 81. Nh4 Kh7 82. Kf6 Kh8 83. Kg6 Kg8 84. Kxh6

<75...Rxf3+ 76. Kg4 Kg7>

76... Be4 77. Ng6 Bxg6 (77... Rxf7 78. Rxf7+ Kg8 79. Re7 Bc2 80. Kf4 Bd1 81. Ke5 Bxh5 82. Kf6 Bxg6 83. Kxg6 Kf8 84. Re4 h5 85. Kf6 Kg8 86. Rh4 Kh7 87. Rxh5+ Kg8 88. Rh6 Kf8 89. Rh8#)78. f8=Q+

<77. Rxb7> 1-0

Jan-30-13  computer chess guy: Houdini 3 does not like 68. .. Ra6: It thinks Black should have tried the more subtle maneuver .. Rc5. After 69. Ra8 Rc4 70. Ke4 Rc1 71. Kf4 Rh1, White will have difficulty making progress, but it still not an easy position for Black.

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