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Igor Ivanov vs Nabeiev
URS (1974)
Sicilian Defense: Pin. Koch Variation (B40)  ·  1-0



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Nov-27-04  Knight13: I suggest 18... Qd8 follwed by 19... Qf8.
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  tpstar: An opening disaster. I knew 6. e5 Nd5 was sharp, but figured 7. Bd2 Bxc3 8. bxc3 Qc7 was a Pawn sacrifice for no compensation after 9. f4 Nxc3 10. Qg4. I didn't see 10. Qf3 Nd5 11. Nb5 as in the model game, but Black chose 8 ... Nc6!? with permanent dark square weaknesses and his KR got locked out of the game. I was pleasantly surprised that Fritz didn't offer many improvements for either side. The second diagram is a cute White to Play and Win puzzle, thus my scary game gets blessed with the rare "!!" designation.

Tony Palmer-Ratko Bojanvic (Wyoming 4/1/06) [Fritz 7]: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cd 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. e5 Nd5 7. Bd2 Bxc3 8. bxc3 [last book move] Nc6 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. Qg4 Kf8 11. c4 Ne7 12. Bd3 Qc7 13. Qg3 c5 14. 0-0 Bb7 15. Rae1 h5 16. h4 g6 [16 ... Nc6 17. c3 ] 17. Bg5 [ ] Nf5 18. Qf4 a5 (18 ... Qa5!?) 19. Bf6 Rh7 20. Rb1 Rc8 21. Rfd1 Qc6 22. f3 Qc7

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23. Be4 [23. Bxf5!? exf5 24. Rd6 Bc6 ] Bxe4 24. Qxe4 Nd4 25. c3 Nc6 26. Qe3 Ne7 27. Rb5 Ng8 28. Rdb1 [28. Bg5!? a4 ] Nxf6 [ ] 29. exf6 Rh8? [29 ... d6 ]

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30. Rxc5!! Qd8 (30 ... Qxc5 31. Qxc5+ Rxc5 32. Rb8+ mates) 31. Rxc8 Qxc8 32. Qa7 1-0.

Mar-20-12  goodevans: <Knight13: I suggest 18... Qd8 follwed by 19... Qf8.>

It took me a long time to find <18... Qd8 19.f5 exf5 20.Be4!>. Once I'd found it I couldn't resist trying it out against Crafty EGT (

Here's how it went: 18...Qd8 19.f5 exf5 20.Be4 Nd4 21.Bd5 Ne6 22.g4 Qf8 23.gxf5 Qxh6 24.Bxh6 Nd8 25.f6 Nxd5 26.cxd5 Nc6 (else 27.Nf5) 27.dxc6 dxc6 28.Rad1 Be6 29.Nxb7 and the rest was easy.

Mar-20-12  goodevans: Of course, black can play Qf8 sooner. This gives white a harder nut to crack, but the bind on black prevails in the end.

Once again against Crafty EGT (

17...Qf8 18.f5 Nxf5 19.Bxf5 exf5 20.Rae1 a6 21.a4 a5 22.g4 Nb4 23.gxf5 Nc6 24.h4 b6 25.Kh2 Rb8 26.h5 Qxh6 27.Bxh6 Nd8 28.Bg5 Ba6 29.h6 Nb7 30.Bf6 Ra8 31.Bxh8 Nxd6 32.exd6 Kxh8 33.Re7 Bxc4 34.Rfe1 Rf8 35.Rxd7 Bb3 36.Rde7 Bxa4 37.d7 1-0

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  GrahamClayton: A picturesque final position, with the White knight on e8 surrounded by Black pieces, but ready to strike the fatal blow.
Jan-08-15  asianwarrior: Yhe first queenside poece mobement for black was on the 16th,

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