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Lev Polugaevsky vs Boris Gelfand
Reggio Emilia (1991/92), Reggio Emilia ITA, rd 2, Dec-28
Indian Game: King's Indian. Fianchetto Variation (A49)  ·  0-1



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  Benzol: Nice game from Gelfand.
Mar-04-09  schroedingers cat: Agreed.
Oct-15-13  DWINS: This is a nice sacrifice of queen plus pawn for rook plus knight by Gelfand starting with 18...dxe4! 19.Rxd8 Rfxd8 20.Qxe4 Rd2. His idea was that Polugaevsky could not save his a2 pawn and once that was gone, there was nothing left to stop the now passed a3 pawn.

After 29...Nc8, Polugaevsky gave up because 30.Qe5 a2 31.Qa1 Bd4! and it's all over.

This would be a good Friday or Saturday puzzle.

Jul-02-18  Howard: A strange thing about the way this website has the games from Reggio 1991/2 listed, is that some of them appear under 1991 and the rest under 1992.

Granted, the event straddled two calendar years, but it would be much more logical to have all the games listed under one year---probably 1992.

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  perfidious: The Hastings events are listed the same way, perhaps there appears to be no better method, awkward though it clearly is.

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