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A tactic a day keeps the losses at bay!
How should White respond to 20…Qc7?
Bykova,Elisaveta I – Keller Herrmann,Edith
Wch (Women) Moscow, 10.1952
Closed Sicilian [B26]
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 g6 5.d3 Bg7 6.Be3 Qa5 7.Nge2 Nd4 8.Qd2 Ne7 9.Nc1 d6 10.0-0 Nec6 11.f4 0-0 12.Nb3 Nxb3 13.axb3 Qd8 14.Qf2 a6 15.e5 dxe5 16.Bxc5 Ne7 17.fxe5 Bxe5 18.d4 Bd6 19.Bxd6 Qxd6 20.Ne4 Qc7
21.Nf6+ Kg7 22.Ne8+ 1-0 [22…Rxe8 23.Qf6+ (23.Qxf7+ is slightly less accurate but still winning. 23…Kh6 24.Rf4! Even better than Qxe8.) 23…Kh6 24.Qh4+ Kg7 25.Rxf7+!! Kxf7 26.Qxh7+ Kf6 27.Rf1+ Nf5 28.Qxc7]
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