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Carlos Enrique Guimard vs Alexander Kotov
Groningen (1946), Groningen NED, rd 8, Aug-22
Semi-Slav Defense: Normal Variation (D45)  ·  0-1

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Aug-29-07  wolfmaster: Black could have broken the pin earlier with 34...Qf5 and Qg6.
Dec-18-13
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  plang: 15 f4!? very double edged - after 21 c5 White's center is weak. Guimard may have overlooked 27..Ne2+ winning a pawn. 38..Bc6 set a trap that Guimard fell into (39 Rf2 would have avoided the trap leaving Black with work to do to obtain the win). Kotov got the idea for the trap to a game he had lost to Botvinnik in the 1939 USSR Ch with a similar combination at the end. White actually sealed 49 p-r4 without indicating wchich rook pawn. This gave Kotov the choice of which rook pawn to move so White resigned though, of course, he was lost either way.

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