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Walter Browne vs Boris Gulko
United States Championship (1991), Los Angeles, CA USA, rd 1, Jul-28
Pirc Defense: General (B07)  ·  0-1



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  woldsmandriffield: 15..Nd4+! 16 Kd2 Rf6 17 g4 g5 was neat with the point 18 Nf5+ exf5 19 Nd5+? Kf7 20 Nxf6 Nxf6

19..Ke6! also far from obvious.

Browne missed 25 Nc5+ Kd5 26 Nd3! with a level game. Gulko’s 27..Kd4 was also imprecise (27..Kxe4 immediately) since 28 Re1! defends.

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44..h4? would only draw because it allows 45 Ra1! h3 46 a5 and White is defending the first rank with counterplay.

For the same reason 45..Rxa4? only draws due to 46 Rc1 h4 47 c5 h3 48 c6

In the final position after Gulko’s 45..h4! Browne resigned since 46 Rc1 h3 47 c5 h2+ 48 Kh1 Kg4 with the threat of ..Kh3 and ..g2 is decisive.

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