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Efim Geller vs Artur Yusupov
50th USSR Championship (1983), Moscow URS, rd 14, Apr-22
Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Variation (C43)  ·  1-0



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Apr-02-04  ughaibu: I assume this is a complete and utter slaughter but it's nearly 6am and I no longer have the mental resources to confirm or deny such an assumption, I therefore commend this game to the present hospitable members.
Aug-05-04  ughaibu: Sacrificing the h-pawn like this could be a handy way of avoiding back rank mates. Otherwise this game doesn't make the wildest degree of sense to me.
Nov-02-04  aw1988: The immortal helpmate game!
Nov-02-04  aw1988: I say it because at first glance (pretty much how I replay most games on here- quickly) it looks like each side helps each other.
Dec-01-06  ToTheDeath: 14. Nxc4! a move some players might overlook. 14... dxc4 15. Rxe6! lights out.
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  tpstar: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 <The Modern Attack against the Petrov Defense> Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Bd6 6. Nc3 <More usual is 6. 0-0 0-0 7. c4 Opening Explorer > Nxc3 7. bxc3 < Opening Explorer > 0-0 <7 ... Nd7 8. 0-0 0-0 9. Re1 f5 10. c4 Alekhine vs R Bensadon, 1938 ; 7 ... Qh4 8. 0-0 0-0 9. Re1 Nd7 10. g3 Qh3 11. Bf1 Smyslov vs Lilienthal, 1941 > 8. 0-0 c5 <Black undermines the Ne5 - compare 8 ... Nd7 9. f4 c5 10. dc Nxc5 Kholmov vs V S Korensky, 1967 > 9. Qh5 f5 <Black protects h7 yet this weakens the Kingside> 10. Bg5 Qc7 11. Qf3 Be6 12. Rfe1 c4 13. Bf1 <White reorganizes his pieces while setting a clever trap> Re8 14. Nxc4! Bxh2+ <14 ... dxc4 15. Rxe6! Rxe6 16. Qd5 Qf7 17. Bxc4 regains the Rook> 15. Kh1 Nd7 <[last book move]<>> 16. Ne3 <Hits the Pd5 while threatening 17. g3 trapping the Bh2> Bd6 17. Nxd5 Qc6 18. c4 <White has a clear advantage> Kh8 <[18 ... h6 19. Be3 ]<>> 19. Re3 Nf8 20. Rae1 b5 <Opening lines on the Queenside to gain counterplay> 21. cxb5 Qxc2 <21 ... Qxd5? 22. Qxd5 Bxd5 23. Rxe8 wins the exchange> 22. Ne7 <Interference> Bxe7 23. Bxe7 Bxa2 <23 ... Rxe7? 24. Qxa8> 24. Bd3 Qa4 <[24 ... Qc3 25. Bb4 Rxe3 26. Rxe3 Qc1+ 27. Kh2 Qc7+ 28. Kg1 ]<>> 25. Bc5 <[25. Ra1 Rac8 26. Qxf5 g6 27. Qf6+ Kg8 ]<>> Rxe3 26. Rxe3 1-0 <The Ra8 is threatened, and on 26 ... Rd8/Rb8 27. Qxf5 is a Double Attack on the Ph7 plus the Ng8, then if 27 ... g6 White spears the Rook with check>

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