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Efim Geller vs Isaac Boleslavsky
Zuerich Candidates (1953), Zuerich SUI, rd 4, Sep-05
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12)  ·  0-1

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Aug-22-04
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  tpstar: A great QID where Black's "bad" Bishop lived on a fine diagonal the whole game, much more active than its White counterpart. Personally, I dislike these lines where White gets e4 in (so much space) preferring ... gxf6!? aiming for ... e5 or ... f5 in return. White stood worse but 38. g3? lost a key Pawn to 38 ... fg+ 39. Ke1 (39. Kxg3?? Rxf1) and Black closed it out.

stokesnav-tpstar0 (Yahoo 8/22/04): 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. c4 e6 4. Bg5 Bb7 5. Nbd2 h6 6. Bxf6 gxf6!? 7. e4 Bg7 8. Bd3 d6 9. Qe2 Nd7 10. Rd1 Qe7 11. b4 a5 12. b5 0-0-0 13. Nb3 h5! (13 ... e5?! 14. Nh4 & 15. Nf5 ) 14. h4 e5 15. d5 Bh6 16. Nbd2 Rdg8 17. g3 Nc5 18. Nf1 f5!? (18 ... Kb8 19. Ne3 Bxe3 & 20. Bc8) 19. ef e4 20. Bb1 Qf6 21. Nd4 Re8 22. Ne3 Re7 23. 0-0 Ree8 (change of plans) 24. Qb2 Reg8 25. Kh2 Bxe3 26. fxe3 Qe5 27. Qf2 Rg4 28. Rg1 Rxh4+ 29. Kg2 Rg4 30. Rh1 h4 31. Rh3 Rhg8 32. Ne2 hg 33. Rxg3 Kb8 34. Rh1 Bc8 35. Rh5 Nd3 0-1 (36. Bxd3 exd3 37. Rxg4 Rxg4+ 38. Ng3 Rxc4 39. f6 Qc3).

Dec-05-04  Backward Development: of interest:
after white's 7th move
"Other things being equal, it's always advantageous to occupy the center with pawns. Unwilling to lose time retreating the bishop, Geller decides to see whether the two bishops really do counterbalance a strong pawn structure." after white's 14th
"In many variations of the Nimzo-Indian, an exchange on c3 leaves white with the two bishops. In this case, it is black who has the two bishops, but white has the better position. He has a lead in development, with prospects of capitalizing on it, since Black has a backward pawn at d7 and the weak square d6. Geller occupies d6 with his knight, and then uses his rook to fix the weak pawn at d7. Boleslavsky's counterplay is based on his strong bishop, which will sweep a long diagonal after white's coming e5, and on the possibility of opening the g-file for his major pieces." after white's 17th
"White throws himself into his assault on the d-pawn, thinking that the fianchettoed queen bishop will be no danger to him, but that bishop will avenge the insult later. 17.Be4 liquidating the long diagonal threats once and for all, would have been a good idea." after white's 22nd
"Geller's decision to trade rooks here is contrary to logic. White is pressing on the d-pawn and for this two rooks are clearly better than one. After the rook's retreat, followed by Rfd1, one of black's pieces would be forced into a passive position." after black's 38th
"In his time-pressure, Geller probably failed to notice that his bishop on f1 was hanging."
Jan-10-20  Helios727: Which move makes this the "Kasparov variation" of the QID ?

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