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Efim Geller vs Eduardo Etcheverry
"A Horse of a Different Color" (game of the day Oct-20-2007)
URU-URS (1954), Montevideo URU, rd 2, Apr-02
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch. Closed Variation (E87)  ·  1-0



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Jun-09-05  farrooj: What after Ne6?
Oct-13-05  aw1988: Ne6!, if fxe6 Rxg6 exf5 Rxg7 and it's all over. It took me a minute to see it.
Oct-20-07  Confuse: why exf5? why not Nxg6? im so lost : (
Oct-20-07  sanyas: I suppose 28...fxe6 29.♖xg6 ♘xg6 30.dxe6 ♕e8 31.♕g2 ♔h7 32.♕g5.
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  al wazir: Why didn't black play 25...Rxg3 ? If 26. Rxg3, then 26...Bh6.
Oct-20-07  Alphastar: <al wazir>: I suppose something like 27. Ng5+ Kh8 (Bxg5 28. hxg5 Nd7 29. Qh2 is looking ugly too) 28. Nxf7+! Qxf7 29. Bxh6 and white has won a pawn.

Oct-20-07  CapablancaFan: Not accepting the knight loses also. 28...Qe8? 29.Nxg7! 28...Qg8? 29.Nxe7!
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  kevin86: It took the white knight five hops to get from c3 to e6-well worth the trip. Black can gobble up the knights,but he loses the rooks as compensation!
Oct-20-07  Certhas: Crafty: 29... Nxg6 30.dxe6 Ne7 31.Nxg7 Ng4 32.Qe2 Qxe7 33.fxg4 +3.3

everything else on blacks part does much worse very quickly.

Oct-20-07  patzerboy: What about

27.NxN RxN
28.NxP+ RxN

White has won the exchange and a pawn.

Oct-20-07  xrt999: beautiful game by <Geller>, one of the greatest chess players who ever lived.

Geller takes control of the center after black extends too far, then takes space on the kingside building up a big attack. Black's loser 6...e5 gives white the center. A mere 5 moves later black still hasnt learned his lesson and gives up the kingside (and the game) with 11...h5.

I am trying to figure out, however, why he played 27.Qf2 first THEN 28.Ne6 and not just 27.Ne6. Nothing changed in white's position after black's 27...Rc8

Oct-21-07  JohnBoy: <xrt> - your comments are almost entirely superficial. 6...e5 is hardly a loser and there are many interesting games in the data base in this line. Black's problem is not getting anything going. Better for black is 7...Nh5 with the idea of ...f5 or ...Qh4 and not handing white the king side.
Oct-21-07  Ziggurat: <I am trying to figure out, however, why he played 27.Qf2 first THEN 28.Ne6 and not just 27.Ne6. Nothing changed in white's position after black's 27...Rc8>

White cannot play 27 Ne6 directly. If 27 Ne6 Rxg3 28 Nxf8 Rxg1+ (or 28 Rxg3 fxe6) and wins. 27 Qf2 covers the rook on g1.

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