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Efim Geller vs Mark Taimanov
USSR Championship (1960), Leningrad URS, rd 10, Feb-10
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Szen Variation (B44)  ·  1-0



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Sep-15-02  bishop: If 23.c5! is met by ...Nxc5 then 24.Nxc5 Qxc5 25.Qf3+ followed by 26.Rf1 and white wins.
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  ToTheDeath: 23. c5! the pawn can be taken 4 different ways, none of them good.

b4! finishes nicely.

May-02-17  zydeco: I'd prefer 15....exf5 16.exf5 Nge5 or maybe even 15...Nge5 immediately (16.fxe6 fxe6 17.c5 dxc5 18.Qxe6+ Kh8 19.Rxf8 Nxf8).

15...Bg5 overestimates white's kingside play.

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