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This was a correspondence game that I played with my best friend, Alex Kritskiy. I always have fantastic games with him, and I always learn a lot from the games we play together. He's my biggest rival and best teacher. I'd hate it if there ever came a day when one of us became better than the other.

This game could have been titled "The value of a zwischenzug check," the lack of which lost white the game.