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The Fear of Winning

The Fear of Winning

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Here is a game from the 2008-2009 Hastings Chess Congress, IM Aikhoje - IM Bates with full annotations and commentary:





Sometimes in chess you must throw caution to the wind and play for the win without fear of losing. In this game we see a key moment with 10. Qxb2 where black plays a risky move but one which wins a pawn. In the end this turned out to be a very good decision as black was able to consolidate the pawn advantage and slowly improve the position to an overwhelming advantage which forced a resignation.
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