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Vladimir Bagirov vs Semyon Furman
USSR Championship (1972), Baku URS, rd 12, Dec-04
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation Paulsen Variation (B85)  ·  1-0

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Mar-13-14  Poisonpawns: Interesting that White rejected 35.Rxh5! which forces mate.I speculate that an interesting phenomenon took place.After 35.Rxh5 Kxh5;the winning continuation is the seemingly obvious Rf4! but if Rf5+? Kh6


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and black is better! I think Bagirov used his energy to calculate variation stemming from 36.Rf5+;and seeing that did not work,settled for 35.Be2.The phenomenon that I believe took place is that when calculating finishing attacks on the King, we are so used to a check being involved or a forcing sequence. I believe this blinded Bagirov from seeing 36.Rf4 although it is really simple.


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If Ng6 Qh3 wins

Mar-14-14  SChesshevsky: < Poisonpawns: Interesting that White rejected 35.Rxh5! which forces mate.>

It may have been that White saw a highly probable win with the protected passed Kside pawns and went with the simplification idea.

Interestingly, over on the Fischer page,

Robert James Fischer

I was in a recent similar mate vs. other winning plan discussion.

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