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Boris Gelfand vs Farrukh Amonatov
Tromso Olympiad (2014), Tromso NOR, rd 2, Aug-03
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation (E94)  ·  1-0



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Aug-03-14  zluria: My god what a stupendous brilliancy by Boris Gelfand!
Aug-03-14  onur87: if someone explain the game we would be very happy. that seems very beautiful.
Aug-03-14  yevlev: Until move 12, they've followed more or less the main variation of this KID line. Nf5! is a are move, e5 was played instead.

Gelfand's sees the weakness of black king, and gives up a full rook to exploit it! The pin of the f6 knight, black total underdevelopment on the queen side, and the fact that there are no black pieces near the king - gives white a decisive attack!

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  Everett: <zluria> hope you and your family are safe!
Aug-03-14  hedgeh0g: I wouldn't exactly call this game a brilliancy, since the knight sacrifice is well-known after its introduction by Kasimdzhanov, who played it against Topalov.

Walking into this line against a player as well-prepared as Gelfand can only be described as suicidal; I'm fairly confident that if you were to turn on your chess engine, 90-100% of White's moves post-sacrifice correspond with the computer's first choice.

Aug-04-14  Edmontonchessclub: Fantastic!!
Aug-04-14  luzhin: 16...dxe4 looks like Black's best chance for an active defence, with the idea 17.Bh6 Ng4!

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