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Alexander Zaitsev vs Andras Adorjan
"Do as Zaitsev, not as Ado" (game of the day Jan-20-2022)
Rubinstein Memorial 9th (1971), Polanica-Zdroj POL, rd 3, Aug-18
Indian Game: Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Variation (D70)  ·  1-0



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Aug-03-20  Lossmaster: "Do as Zaitsev, not as Ado"
Aug-04-20  Retireborn: White player in this game was actually Alexander N Zaitsev, confirmed by Informator and Di Felice. Correction slip sent.
Aug-04-20  W Westerlund: What happens after 53. ... Rxg4? I don't see it.
Aug-04-20  Retireborn: 53...Rxg4 54.Qb7+ Kd8 [54...Ke8 55.Qe7#] 55.Kxf7 with winning material.
Aug-04-20  W Westerlund: Thanks. Completely winning, of course, but no immediate mate.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Quite an ingenious pun.
Jan-20-22  goodevans: Position after 27.Qxh4:

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Instead of just taking on a2, Black decides first to just give up his h6 pawn with <27...Qd8?>. I mean, why would you do that? Then he leaves White's Q in an INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS POSITION to nab the a-pawn. Beggars belief!

Jan-20-22  AlicesKnight: Is 53. ...Rf4+ possible? If Kg7 then Black captures with check. If Kg5 then ... Rd4 sets up mutual defence in the middle and makes it harder for White to advance the K, though loss of the back rank probably spells doom in the long run (Black cannot get his K into the K-side corner and bring the R to e6 creating a barrier against the White K).
Jan-20-22  Brenin: <AlicesKnight>: If 53 ... Rf4+ 54 Kg5 Rd4 then 55 Qf8 wins Black's f-pawn (55 ... Ke6 56 Qe8+), and then White can advance his g-pawn, with the K in front to avoid checks from the R.

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