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Lev Alburt vs Vladimir Tukmakov
URS-ch FL46 (1978), Ashgabat TKM, rd 4, Oct-??
Benoni Defense: Classical Variation. Averbakh-Grivas Attack (A71)  ·  0-1



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  ToTheDeath: Exceptionally pretty and thematic Modern Benoni game.

<9...a6!> Necessary as the immediate 9...g5 10.Bg3 Nh5 11.Bb5+ causes Black some headaches.

<10.Nd2> Unfortunately for White the restraining 10.a4 allows 10...g5 11.Bg3 Nh5 etc. with a strong dark square grip after the bishop leaves the board.

<19...Nh5!!> This pretty tactic is justified by 20.Qxh5?? Bg4 winning and 20.Bxa6? Bxa6 21.Qxh5 Nd3! with a powerful game for Black. Thus Black gets his dark square bind.

<21.g3> Definitely not 21.Qxh5? g4, which had to be seen when Black played 19...Nh5!

<21...g4> here one pawn restrains three.

White is already busted here and Tukmakov easily refutes Alburt's desperate exchange sacrifice, finishing the game with a beautiful Queen sacrifice.

<42...Qxd1!> 43.Qxd1 e2, etc.

A real knock out!!

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