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Bajaj Prince vs Sergey Volkov
Rilton Cup (2016/17), Stockholm SWE, rd 1, Dec-27
French Defense: Steinitz Variation (C11)  ·  1-0

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Dec-29-16  CountryGirl: Quite an achievement, beating Volkov in the classical French...
Jan-01-17  paavoh: Yes, truly a fine result over the two-time winner of the Rilton Cup.
Jan-11-17  Junbalansag: <Superb ending, beating a supergrandmaster. Congrats, Prince!>
Mar-28-17  pawndude88: Black played passively early on while white stormed forward full throttle.
Mar-28-17  ChessHigherCat: ChessHigherCat: <CountryGirl: Quite an achievement, beating Volkov in the classical French.>

In belated vengeance for the French Revolution, the Prince beats the Volk off.

Couldn't black set up an inescapable mating net with 22...Qxa2 and Bb5? The Q sacrifice looks interesting with 22...Qxa2 23. Qxg7+ Kxg7 24. Rdg1 Kh3? 25. Ng8# or 24...Kh8? 25. Rg8# but I don't see the mate after 24...Kxf7

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