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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Aleksandr Lenderman
Qatar Masters (2015), Doha QAT, rd 3, Dec-22
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  1-0



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Dec-22-15  fisayo123: 24.♘xe6!! 26.♘e4! Shakology.
Dec-22-15  sreeskamp: Beautiful attack by Mamedyarov! Exemplary handbook stuff. Mamedyarov senses the moment, Black king has no defenders, and sacrifices material for the kill
Dec-22-15  Pulo y Gata: Reminds us how beautiful chess could be. Shak Attack!
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  beenthere240: Wow. I love the very quiet 29. c5! shutting out the black queen. We'll see this game again and the combination too.
Dec-22-15  talwnbe4: 25.. Kf7 would have made it difficult for Mamedyarov
Dec-22-15  Marmot PFL: At the end is black up a bishop, or down a rook and bishop?
Dec-22-15  JohnDMaster: WOW!!Was this home prep or a fantastic Shak attack!! What an amazing game either way.
Dec-22-15  Absentee: <Marmot PFL: At the end is black up a bishop, or down a rook and bishop?>

Down a King.

Dec-22-15  talwnbe4: 22. Bxc6 is an all time great if this was found over the board.
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Dec-22-15  ndg2: 22..dc6 is much better than Bxc1
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  beenthere240: <ngd2> really? Did you look at 23. Nxc6?
Dec-22-15  mrbasso: <beenthedere240>
Did you look at 23...Rxd3? Look again and this time more thoroughly...
Dec-22-15  luzhin: Amazing attack--though surprising Shak didn't finish it off more quickly with 31.Qh7+ Kf8 32.Qh8+ Ke7 33.Qe8 mate.
Dec-25-15  Moszkowski012273: Yeah Shak missing mate in three ruined it for me just a bit.
Dec-25-15  gokusano: Gladly shak finished the game with a win. Just imagine What could be shak's feeling if the game ends in draw.
Dec-25-15  Jim Bartle: In general I would think if you leave a bishop on its opening square for 30 moves and leave a rook unable to control the first rank, you're going to be in trouble.
Dec-25-15  ColdSong: Impressive.In my opinion,Mamedyarov is nowadays the super grandmaster whose style is the closest of Tal's.
Dec-26-15  mrandersson: Shak missing mate in three. Hey we all human but the rest of the game is a real classic.

Just think how much huge reviews this would be getting if it happend in says the 60s/70s with the Bxc6!! Now thou its a bit sad we have to think this down to "Engine prep" as guys says.

Jan-30-16  yurikvelo: this game multiPV

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