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Yuri L Averbakh vs Max Euwe
Zuerich Candidates (1953), Zuerich SUI, rd 26, Oct-17
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Bernstein Defense (E59)  ·  1-0

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Sep-29-12  vinidivici: 35...Rg3 is a mistake. It permits 36.Rg5 the release of the white rook to the side and protect the soon-would-be advanced passed pawn.

Far better is 35...Ra2!. with the medium play (not so hard), it would be a draw.

43.Kb4 44.Kc4 45.Kb3 is a good triangulation. It permits the take of g6 pawn without a victim.

But 43.Rxg6 is enough to win also.

Nov-05-13  zydeco: From Bronstein:

12...Re8 is more to the point than ...Qe7.

15...Bd7 is a trap: if 16.e4 Ba4! 17.Qxa4 Qxc3. Still, 16...Re8 was strategically better.

25.Red2 achieves nothing after 25...Rc8.

Moves 16-25 are all extremely accurate: black plays very well after a shaky opening and deserves the draw that he squanders with 35...Rg3.

Jun-02-21
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  plang: Earlier in the tournament Averbakh, with Black, had played 9..b6bagainst Euwe and had gone on to win that game as well. The main line is 12..Re8 with the idea of answering 13 e4 with 13..c4 but that was not discovered until a few years later. 15 f4 had been played by Bronstein against Botvinnik in a draw during their 1952 training match; 15 Re1 was new. 16..c4! was a clever pawn sacrifice that Euwe had prepared that gave him a dangerous initiative. 19 Bd3..Nxe3 20 Qf2..Rfe8 21 Re2..Qb6 22 Rae1..Nd5 would have been good for Black. 20 Rad1! was very strong giving back the pawn for a slightly better endgame. 25 Red2..Rc8 would not have accomplished much for White. 25..Bc6 26 Bxf7+..Kh8 27 Rd4..Rxd4 28 cxd..Rd8 29 d5 would have been strong for White.

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