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Efim Geller vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic
Petropolis Interzonal (1973), Petropolis BRA, rd 15, Aug-13
Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A56)  ·  1-0



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May-05-14  Mating Net: Tuesday puzzle material with 39. White to move.
Jun-15-19  siggemannen: I like the move 36.Qf2, calmly exchanging queens. Rest is just a knight fork
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  perfidious: As had been the case with Larsen at Petropolis, a most promising start (6.5/8) had disintegrated into also-ran status for Ljubojevic by the time this was played, with still another loss to come in the next round culminating in a run of 1.5 points from the next eight, followed by a courtesy draw with Mecking, who had already qualified.
Jun-15-19  siggemannen: The Soviet tourney book characterized Ljubojevic's play as being on the "foul's edge" in the beginning of this tourney, he was in bad position against Panno for instance, but managed to win. But Ljubo was always a streaky player. Unfortunately, he never quite made it to the candidates, same as the similarly styled Stein. In fact, i think Stein was supposed to be playing here, but passed away just before the start of the tournament
Jun-15-19  siggemannen: Or it might've been against Hort, i should re-read that book :D
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  perfidious: Ljubojevic was worse against Panno and had a lost position vs Hort. In the latter game, he won a pawn and got a dreadful position after opening the game.

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