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Alexander Kotov vs Laszlo Szabo
Budapest Candidates (1950), Budapest HUN, rd 6, Apr-20
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Variation Botvinnik Variation (E36)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-23-12  zydeco: Seems like this should be a draw. Black gets his rook completely out of play on h5. I guess after 57...Kc6, 58.e5 wins, so black gives up a pawn.
May-31-13  zydeco: In general, Szabo plays like a madman. 7....e5 is very provocative. 12....c6 ruins black's pawn structure. 30....Rh5 maroons the rook and then 54....Nh6 pulls the knight out of play. I'm a bit perplexed why Szabo didn't take a free pawn with 37....Rxh3 38.Kg4 Rd3.
May-20-22  cehertan: I agree with your last comments. What the hay was 36.Re1? (36.h4 and white is better) and why not 36..Rxh3+ with a marked black edge? As for the opening it looks like he surprised Kotov with a prepared line, got an imbalanced ending with a strong knight against so-so bishop, and missed his chances.
May-20-22  Granny O Doul: My guess is that White actually played 35. Kg3.

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