Kotov vs Golombek
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[Event "Venice"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Kotov"] [Black "Golombek"] [Result "1-0"] [FEN "r2qnrk1/p1p4p/1pPp1pp1/n2PpN2/4PP2/P1PQB3/6PP/R3K2R w - - 0 1"] {Opening a file by sacrifice of a piece Opportunities to open a file for the Rooks by means of a piece sacrifice are naturally very numerous} 1. Nh6+ Kg7 2. f5 $1 g5 3. h4 (3. Ng4 h5 4. Nf2 Nb3 {Black would have a satisfactory position, for if White were to take the Knight he could recapture with the d-pawn and have a useful square for the other Knight at d6}) 3... Nb3 { After this White gets his wish right away - the open h-file} (3... Kxh6 4. hxg5+ Kg7 5. g6 Rh8 6. Bh6+ Kg8 7. Qg3 Ng7 8. Bxg7 Kxg7 9. Rh6 $3 Qe7 (9... Kxh6 10. g7 Qe8 11. gxh8=Q Qxh8 12. Kf2) 10. Ke2 Kf8 11. Rah1 { followed by the opening of the h-file gives White a decisive advantage}) 4. Rb1 Nc5 5. Bxc5 dxc5 6. Qg3 Kh8 (6... Kxh6 { the game ends with a typical Rook file combination} 7. hxg5+ Kg7 8. gxf6+ Kh8 9. Rxh7+ Kxh7 10. Qg6+ Kh8 11. Ke2) 7. hxg5 fxg5 8. Ng4 $1 (8. Qxe5+ Qf6) 8... Nf6 9. Qxe5 Qd6 (9... Qe8 10. Nxf6 Qxe5 11. Rxh7# {The power of the h-file}) 10. Qxd6 cxd6 11. Nxf6 Rxf6 12. Kd2 Re8 13. Kd3 Kg7 14. a4 $1 { The b-file is to be opened as well} 14... Rf7 15. a5 bxa5 16. g4 Rfe7 17. Rhe1 Kf6 18. e5+ dxe5 (18... Rxe5 19. Rxe5 Rxe5 20. c7 Re8 21. Rb8 $18) 19. d6 1-0
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Players
WhiteKotov
BlackGolombek
Game
Moves19
Opening
Result1-0
Date
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Tournament
TournamentVenice
Location?
Round0