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Here is another game that is full of pins. Radjabov uses several of them in succession around his twenty-fifth move. They are quite unexpected, and his opponent has no way to avoid losing his queen. The rest, as they say, is a matter of technique (and features a neat king march!).
sneaky maneuver by radjabov! excellent game.
Yes, maybe you're right...white simply stands a lot better, if not completely winning.
Nevertheless, I still prefer it compared to the game...
LeeCooper, even if after Kg7 I think white can try to enter through h3-c8 diagonal. e.g., 34. Qf4 and if Rf8 35. Qg4 which looks promising for white.
Well, I still think it looks at least a bit better than the collapse in the game. And in the ending position white still has some things to solve to reach the full point. After 33...Kg7, what would be the path to victory? Rf8 is a threat with further simplification and pawn ending is a draw despite that passed pawn.
Sorry i am wrong again. But AcesOverKowboys has explained it very nicely. White gets a good endgame advantage...
Lee Cooper, You are right. But instead of 26. Qh6? white should play Rxe7! I think that should win...If 26...Qc8 like you suggested NOW 27. Qh6! now there seems to be no defence for black. If Bxf6 Qh7 mate and if Qf8 black loses his queen for rook.
as you can see it, rg8 fails anyway you slice it.
even in the best variation, white has a decisive advantage in the endgame with a passed pawn, a protected king and a battery on the f file
25...Rg8, 26. Qh6? exf6.
Hiraditya, If 25...Rg8 26. Qh6!
best I can see is a black lead with 25...Rg8 26. Bxg7+ Rxg7 27. Rf8+ Rg8 28. Rf7 Bh5 and he is up a piece.
Please be relevant, helpful & nice!
What mate on h7? 26...Rxg7, 27. Qxh7 Kxh7.
hiraditya and LeeCooper78, 25...Rg8 fails to 26. Rxg7 followed by mate at h7.
And if 26...Bh5 to protect mate, Rxe7+ wins a free Queen by Discovered check.
41...g4 doesn't lead to a Zugzwang for Black.
Or am I missing something?
Reposting chessgames.com's game of the day much?
what a king invasion
but why is 27.exf6 a4? how about 22...Bf8?
@LeeCooper78 & hiraditya: maybe 26. Rxe7 Qc8 27. h3 is the trick. If the bishop goes back to e6 or d7, then 28. Bxg7+ Rxg7 29. Qf6 wins the piece back with a possible pickup of one or more of Black's pawns. Or if 27...Be2 28. Bxg7+ Rxg7 29. Qf6 Qg8 30. b4 axb4 31. axb4 followed by Rc7 looks pretty good for White.
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