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Efim Geller vs Milko G Bobotsov
Moscow (1968)
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner Variation (E41)  ·  1-0



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Feb-23-08  refutor: Which tournament was this in Moscow? Geller's "Application of Chess Theory" states that this game 'was awarded a prize for an energetically conducted attack' but according to megabase Bobotsov didn't play in Moscow in 1968. He did play Geller in 1967 and it was a colourless draw in a Queen's Indian. Thoughts?
Feb-23-08  Open Defence: suggested pun for this game "Got Milk?"
Jan-12-21  Gaito: A wonderful game by Efim Geller. The move 25.Rf3!! is a very high-class move, threatening to sacrifice the exchange. The computer evaluation after 25.Rf3!! is +5.00, so Black is already busted. I analyzed this game with Stockfish 12 running in the most powerful hardware available in 2021 (20 CPU core Dual Xeon E5-2680 v2), and the computer could not find any significant improvements in White's game, so it may be said that Geller just played a perfect game. Amazing!
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  Retireborn: To answer the query of long ago(!) Megabase 2021 puts this game in a Socialist Armies team ch held in Moscow in May 1968.

Geller regularly played for the Soviet Army in such events, but I can't find that he had a military rank or even a genuine job with the army.

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