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Leonid Stein vs Efim Geller
Kislovodsk (1966), Kislovodsk URS, rd 10, Aug-05
Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Variation (C91)  ·  0-1



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Given 28 times; par: 26 [what's this?]

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Dec-05-02  ughaibu: Geller also had a positive record against Stein.
Aug-27-08  Whitehat1963: Wednesdayish puzzle after 28. Ra1.
Jun-14-09  M.D. Wilson: A very positive record indeed.
Jun-14-09  Brown: <ughaibu: Geller also had a positive record against Stein.>

All the more reason to believe that Stein was a true WC contender.

Jun-14-09  ughaibu: Brown: see the kibitzing here: Portisch vs Geller, 1961
Jun-15-09  Brown: <ughaibu> That's funny! And I'm only 5 years behind you! Perhaps in another decade or so I'll only be a couple of years back...

Too funny...

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  Peligroso Patzer: In his notes to this game in "The Application of Chess Theory" (Everyman (c)1984, 1994, at pages 5-7), Geller apparently overlooks that White could have defended successfully with 26.h4; for example: 26. ... Qxg3+ 27.Rg2 .
May-18-14  phil6875: Yes, after 25 moves Houdini's evaluation is 0.00. After Stein's 26.g4 it moves to -12.26, if he had played 26.h4 it would have been +3.11, maybe he moved the wrong pawn.
Jul-16-18  Frediculous: I'm not a chess expert I was linked here from a page which explain how the Art of War applies to chess. Even if I could study opening moves and closing moves Etc I am more interested in conceptually applying chess to life. That being said, Can someone explain to me why white during the last three or four moves, didn't take his rook and move it to the other side of the board? It seems like it would have at least bought him time to bring in some reinforcements. Unless he already knew it was too late so he didn't bother. I mean the reason I was linked to this game is because it looked like white was winning but black was really drawing his forces away from the King leaving him on an island so that's the context of this question.

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