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Larry Christiansen vs Dan Krystall
Pacific Southwest Op (1972)
Zukertort Opening: Nimzo-Larsen Variation (A04)  ·  1-0



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Feb-11-04  Reisswolf: How INCREDIBLY beautiful!

Black can't take 20...Bxb7 because of 21. Ne6! And he can't not take because of 21. Bxa6.

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  technical draw: I must agree Reisswolf. 19.Nf4 is a hard move to see, plus 20.Bb7!! is just great.
Jul-10-04  Helloween: The finish is 20...Nc5 21.Bxc8 Qxc8 22.b4 e5 23.Nd5 f5 24.bxc5 bxc5 25.Rc4 with a decisive advantage or 20...Bxb7 21.Ne6 Qg8 22.Rd8 Qxd8 23.Nxd8 Bd5 24.Nc6 Bxc6 25.Rxc6 with a won exchange-up ending.
Mar-25-07  aazqua: This is what happens when someone good plays someone bad. The bad person loses.
Apr-17-07  Whitehat1963: Krystall Knight! This would make an excellent puzzle.
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  FSR: 12...f6? Krystallized White's advantage.
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  fearlessone: 20. Bb7!! to get rid of bishop protection on e6. The idea of Rxc8? Ne6 covering g7 square and idea to fork Rd8+ on king and queen may look good for second but is met by Qxe6! as queen now covers e6 square on c8
Jan-03-21  siggemannen: Bb7 made things clear for black, crystal clear

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