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Lajos Portisch vs Jozsef Pinter
"Queenless Attack" (game of the day Aug-11-2018)
HUN-ch (1984), Budapest HUN, rd 4, Mar-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange Variation (D41)  ·  0-1



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Oct-01-10  sevenseaman: An elegant finish.
Jul-05-11  LIFE Master AJ: Portisch,L - Pinter,J [D41]
Magyarorszag (ch) 37/473 Magyarorszag (ch) 37/473, 1984 [Pinter,J]

Chess Informant
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Nc6 9.Bc4 b5 10.Be2 Bb4+ 11.Bd2 Qa5 12.Bxb4 Qxb4+ 13.Qd2 Bb7! N [13...Qxd2+ 14.Kxd2 a6 15.Rac1²] 14.a3 [14.Qxb4 Nxb4 15.Bxb5+ Ke7 16.0-0 Bxe4=] 14...Qxd2+ 15.Kxd2 a6 16.a4! b4 17.a5!? [17.Rac1!²] 17...Rd8 18.Ke3 f5! [' a8-h1] 19.exf5 exf5 20.Bc4! Ke7! 21.d5 Kf6! T [21...Nb8 22.Kd4!±] 22.dxc6 [22.Rhe1? Ne7µ] 22...Rhe8+ 23.Kf4 Re4+ [23...g5+ 24.Kg3! (24.Nxg5? Rd4+ 25.Kg3 Rg4+ 26.Kh3 Bxc6µ) 24...f4+ 25.Kh3 (25.Kg4?? h5 +) 25...Bc8+ (25...Bxc6 26.Rhe1 h5 27.Rxe8 Rxe8 28.Ne1!±) 26.g4 h5 27.Kg2 hxg4 28.Ne1 Rd2 29.Ra2±] 24.Kg3 Bc8 [24...Rg4+ 25.Kh3 Bxc6 26.Bxa6±] 25.Rac1 [25.Bxa6! Bxa6 26.Rhd1 Rxd1 27.Rxd1 Rg4+ 28.Kh3 Rc4 29.Rd6+ Ke7 30.Rd7+ Kf6 31.Rb7 g5!©] 25...Rg4+ 26.Kh3 f4 27.Ne5? [27.Bxa6! Rg3+ (27...Bf5 28.Rc5!; 27...Be6 28.Rhe1!) 28.Kh4 Rg4+ (28...g5+? 29.Kh5 Bg4+ 30.Kh6 Rg8 31.hxg3 Rg6+ 32.Kxh7 Bf5 33.Rh6! (33.Kh8!! ) ) 29.Kh3!=] 27...Kg5!! [27...Kxe5 28.Rhe1+ Kf6 29.Be6!±] 28.Nf7+ [28.Nf3+ Kh6! (28...Kh5 29.Bf7+ g6 30.Rc5+ Rg5+ 31.g4+ Bxg4+ 32.Kg2 Rxc5µ) 29.Rhd1 Rg3+ 30.Kh4 Rxf3! 31.gxf3 g5#] 28...Kh5 29.Be2 Rd3+! 30.g3 [30.Bf3 Rxf3+ 31.gxf3 Rg3#] 30...f3! 31.Rc5+ [31.Bxf3 Rxf3 32.Kg2 Rxf7] 31...Rg5+ 32.g4+ Bxg4+ 33.Kg3 fxe2+ 0-1

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  offramp: Really a good game! Pinter, of course, had not quite seen everything, even though he saw the checks and the various mates, but I shall never sleep calmly again when I think of the horrors that lurk ceaselessly behind life in time and in space, and of those unhallowed blasphemies from elder stars which dream beneath the sea, known and favoured by a nightmare cult ready and eager to loose them on the world whenever another earthquake shall heave their monstrous stone city again to the sun and air.
Nov-08-12  Golfergopher: What a beautiful attack. Those checks and counterchecks are mind boggling.
Nov-08-12  srgntshultz: I remember the first time I saw this game in ChessLife in the mid 80's. Sitting there - shell shocked, after the last six moves.
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  FSR: I never saw this before. Very cool game, and a great advertisement for the underused Semi-Tarrasch.
Mar-16-13  Abdel Irada: <Pinter, of course, had not quite seen everything, even though he saw the checks and the various mates, but I shall never sleep calmly again when I think of the horrors that lurk ceaselessly behind life in time and in space, and of those unhallowed blasphemies from elder stars which dream beneath the sea, known and favoured by a nightmare cult ready and eager to loose them on the world whenever another earthquake shall heave their monstrous stone city again to the sun and air.>

...Nor all the demons down under the sea.

Oct-02-14  SpiritedReposte: A very bold king.
Nov-14-15  morfishine: <31.Bxf3> was a must, but you really can't fault Portisch for missing it
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  offramp: Very pinteresting, but not funny.
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  MissScarlett: A Port-end of things to come.
May-06-16  Howard: I'll check the Informant when I get home, but I think this game made the top-five of the best games for that particular volume.
May-06-16  Jim Bartle: First, I think.
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  andrewjsacks: Very interesting game. Never saw it before. Thank you, CG.
Aug-11-18  ChessHigherCat: In case anybody else was wondering why not 27...Kxe5?, there's a brilliant interference ploy where white forces black's king to get in his own way:

28.Rhe1+ Kd6 29.Re6+ Bxe6 30.Bxe6 Kxe6 31.Kxg4

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  offramp: <I told him Bolsover Street was in the middle of an intricate one-way system. It was a one-way system easy enough to get into. The only trouble was that, once in, you couldn't get out. I told him his best bet, if he really wanted to get to Bolsover Street was to take the first left, first right, second right, third on the left, keep his eye open for a hardware shop, go right round the square, keeping to the inside lane, take the second Mews on the right and then stop. He will find himself facing a very tall office block, with a crescent courtyard. He can take advantage of this office block. He can go round the crescent come out the other way, follow the arrows, go past two sets of traffic lights and take the next left indicated by the first green filter he comes across. He's got the Post Office Tower in his vision the whole time. All he's got to do is to reverse into the underground car park, change gear, go straight on, and he'll find himself in Bolsover Street with no trouble at all.>

- Pinter.

Aug-11-18  cunctatorg: Beautiful game!!
Aug-11-18  frdmchd: I am new to chess and would appreciate your help with the following inquiry. After black 9.c5, why didn't white bishop took the pawn instead of moving back to c4?
Aug-11-18  frdmchd: Sorry. The question was incorrect. After black 9.c5, why didn't white bishop took the pawn instead of moving back to e2?
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  doubledrooks: <frdmchd> Because after 10.Bxb5 comes 10...Qa5+ followed by 11...Qxb5, winning a bishop for a pawn.
Aug-11-18  frdmchd: Thank you. Very helpful. Another question, if I may. Since I started learning chess, I've been fascinated by aggressive players. Among these, I enjoy studying the games of Alexander Alekhine and Mikhail Tal. They are fun to watch. Any other aggressive players you would recommend for me to study?
Aug-11-18  Strelets: <frdmchd> With pleasure. There's Paul Keres, Miguel Najdorf, David Bronstein, Efim Geller, Bent Larsen, Ljubomir Ljubojević, Lev Polugaevsky, Leonid Stein, Garry Kasparov, Alexei Shirov, Vassily Ivanchuk, Judit Polgár, Anand, Veselin Topalov, Levon Aronian, and as far as feats of brute force calculation it's impossible to leave out Viktor Korchnoi even if he wasn't an attacker in the sense of these other players. Study these outstanding grandmasters and you will play beautifully.
Aug-11-18  Strelets: This is an excellent game from the opening on. Did Pintér also use the Grünfeld? His handling of this Semi-Tarrasch reminds me a lot of how a Grünfeld player would meet 1.d4
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  cormier: <<<<<better was:> 23...g5+ 24.Kg3 f4+ 25.Kh3 drawing:>

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Analysis by Houdini 4 Pro w32:d 24 dpa done>

1. = (0.00): 25...Bxc6 26.Rhd1 h5 27.Ne1 Bd7+ 28.Rxd7 Rxd7 29.Rb1 Re5 30.Nd3 Rxa5 31.Rxb4 Ra3 32.Rb6+ Kg7 33.Bxa6 Rxa6 34.Rxa6 Rxd3+ 35.g3 Rc3 36.Rb6 Rd3 37.Ra6 Rc3>

2. = (0.00): 25...Bc8+ 26.g4 h5 27.Kg2 hxg4 28.Ne1 Bf5 29.Rf1 Rh8 30.Kg1 Rh3 31.f3 g3 32.hxg3 fxg3 33.f4 g4 34.c7 Rd2 35.Bd3 Rdh2 36.Bxf5 Rh1+ 37.Kg2 R1h2+ 38.Kg1 Rh1+>

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Analysis by Houdini 4

17.Rhc1 Ne7 18.Bd3 f5 19.Ng5 fxe4 20.Rc7 Bd5 21.Bxe4 Bxe4 22.Nxe4 Rd8 23.Re1 Rxd4+ 24.Kc2 Rd7 25.Rxd7 Kxd7 26.Nc5+ Kd6 27.Rxe6+ Kxc5 28.Rxe7 g6 29.Kb3 a5 30.Rb7 Rf8 31.Rb5+ Kc6 32.Rxa5 Rxf2 33.Rg5 Kb6 34.Kxb4 Re2 35.Kc3 Re4 36.Rb5+ Ka6 37.Rb4 Re3+ 38.Kd2 Ra3 39.Ke2 h5 40.Rb8 = (0.24) Depth: 27 dpa

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