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Robert Byrne vs Erich Eliskases
Helsinki Olympiad Final-A (1952), Helsinki FIN, rd 1, Aug-21
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional Variation (D35)  ·  1-0



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Mar-15-05  DanielBryant: Instructive example of a minority attack.
Jun-22-12  bystander: <Mar-15-05 DanielBryant> Recently, this game was mentioned in a column by Nigel Davies ( He described it as a good example of a succesfull white minority attack in the Queens gambit Declined Exchange Variation. Personally I (and my computer) think that black had several changes to draw the game. I will post some alternative lines which have not been mentioned in the coloumn.
Jun-22-12  bystander: 11...g6. Is this move not a little bit too slow? I assume black wants to protect h7, and make f5 or ♘g7-♘f5 possible. 11..♘f6 looks like a good alternative to me. 11..♘f6 12) ♖fe1 0-0 13)♘g3 ♗e6 14)♖ac1 ♖ad8. If white plays a4 (to attack Nb6 and prepare the minority attack) black can play a5.
Jun-22-12  bystander: 15..♗e6? After {15..Qg5) with the possibilities ♗h3 and ♗f5 it looks like a draw to me. Because of Qa4, white needs more time to continue the minority attack. Maybe 12) ♖ab1 or 12 a4 are better moves for white?
Jun-22-12  bystander: 17) Qb2. Better for white looks 17)b5 ab5x 18)ab5x ♖a1x 19)♖a1x c5 20) ♕c3 b6 21)♕a7 ♕d6. After 17♕b2 black can try 17...♕f6 and for a while b5 is not possible because of c5 and the white Queen on b2 is pinned.
Jun-22-12  bystander: Is black forced to play 29...♕c2x? Why not 29)..♘e7 30)♕b2 ♖a5? Or 29..♘e7 30) ♕e4x de4x 31) g4 h6? In these two lines, blacks looks ok to me.
Jun-22-12  bystander: Instead of 30..f6, Davies recommends 30..h5. He recommends h5 too on move 31 and move 33 for black, without giving any lines. On move 31 another possibility is 31)...g5 32) ♔e2 g4 33) ♘d3 ♖a6.

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