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Jan Adamski vs Efim Geller
Lugano Olympiad Final-A (1968), Lugano SUI, rd 9, Nov-02
King's Indian Defense: Averbakh Variation. Geller Defense (E73)  ·  0-1



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Aug-13-05  sitzkrieg: Geller won three times with this opening trap (discovery at the time).

11. ..Nxe4!
After the combination white has probably a lost position

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  Jonathan Sarfati: Indeed, here was a sequel two rounds later S Holm vs Geller, 1968 Not long after that, he beat Cikovani. It was also used to good effect in the New Zealand Championship: P Stuart vs A Pomeroy, 1985
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  GrahamClayton: 12. ♗xd8 ♘xd2, and three white pieces are en prise.
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  tpstar: "The prize for the most successful trap of recent times must surely go to Soviet grandmaster Geller, for his win against the Polish master Adamski, in round 9 of the 1968 Olympic Finals at Lugano, and his win two rounds later with exactly the same variation against the Danish player Holm! This featured a theme peculiar to the King's Indian Defense, where Black's King Knight is sacrificed on [e4]."

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"Tal has shown the right way here, in his game against Borisenko, Spartakiade 1967 G Borisenko vs Tal, 1967 which continued 9 ... Qa5 10. Rfd1 Re8 11. d5 cxd5 12. Nxd5 Qxd2 13. Nxf6+ Bxf6 14. Rxd2 Bxg5 15. Nxg5 f6 with equality."

J.B. Howson, "Two Hundred Modern Chess Traps in the Fianchetto Openings." A.S. Barnes and Company, New Jersey, 1970.


I love the box of Rooks after 24 ... R8d2. =)

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  perfidious: Adamski, despite his surname, was from Missouri.

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