Is it worth it?

grandmaster56
Sep 17, 2009, 5:49 AM 1,267 Reads 9 Comments

 

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If we look at this game below, this was played in 2008 with some really great players. However, at the end, black makes a crucial blunder, thus losing. Let's take a look here.

 


As you can see black was planning on trading knights after 46. fxg6 Qxe6, but if you look closely, black cannot take on e6, otherwise it's Qb8! and game over. Clearly black just overlooked that in this game when he was looking ahead. So, now let's look at what black should have done (annotations included, go back through to view them):





























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