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Viktor Kupreichik vs Amanmurad Kakageldyev
URS-ch FL46 (1978), Ashgabat TKM, rd 1, Oct-??
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  1-0



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  Phony Benoni: A typical Kupreichik game, in which the seemingly harmless 8.a4 sets up the final mating attack.
Dec-21-17  zanzibar: Interesting game when you ask where Black went wrong:

GM mistake:

(Black to move after 14.d4-d5)

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Black plays 14...Nc6-a7, essentially taking the knight out of play, when 14...Nc6-e7 keeps the knight more active. The idea is that b5 is adequately protected by the later ...c6 anyways, and the bishop shores up c6 just fine and dandy.

IM mistake:

(Black to move after 18.b3-b4)

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Black plays the too aggressive 18...f5, when 18...Rc8 or 18...Qc7 are both more solid. I'm afraid Black hasn't earned the right to open up the position just yet.

Losing move:

(Black to play after 20.Bc2-b1)

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Black plays 20...fxe4 compounding the mistake in the previous position. Opening the game up only benefits White at this point. After 21.Nxe4 Bxd5 Black must have overlooked the B-sac 22.Bxh6! ripping open the K-side and leading eventually to the coup-de-grace forced mate after 26...Bd5-e6

(I'll admit it's much easier to sound "way smart" sitting at home with an engine... but still, I think those are good positions in the game to analyze)

Mar-10-21  Whitehat1963: Good puzzle material around 21...Bxd5.

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