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Leonid Yudasin vs Boris Gelfand
SKA-Mephisto Tournament (1991), Munich GER, rd 9, May-??
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-07-08  YouRang: Both players had chances to win this.

Yudasin, for example, offered a rook-sac with <34. Kxh6!?>, and he should have won after Gelfand ate the poisoned rook with <34...Kxe6?> (34...exf5 should have kept things close), giving this position (diagram:white to move)

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Now white should have won easily with <35. Nxf5!>, opening up the g-file and threatening Nf7+ and Rh1#.

Gelfand (black) can't do much to avoid these threats:

He can try 35...Bxg5, but then white wins with 36. Rh1+ Kg7 37. Qxg5+ Kf7 38. Rh7#.

Or he can try 35...Kg7, but white still wins with 36. Ne4!+ Kf7 37. Nd6+ forking and winning the queen.

But Yudasin played the premature <35. Rh1+??>, which results in a furious *looking* white attack, but black can and did defend accurately, leaving white nothing to show for his rook sac.

Jan-07-08  YouRang: Correction:

<Yudasin, for example, offered a rook-sac with <34. Kxh6!?>, and he should have won after Gelfand ate the poisoned rook with <34...Kxe6?> >

Of course, it should be:

<...ate the poisoned rook with <34...Kxh6?> >

Apr-30-08  YouRang: Another correction (sigh):

The winning move (for white) was: <35.Nxg5!> (not Nxf5).

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