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Grigory Levenfish vs Georgy Lisitsin
Moscow (1935), Moscow URS, rd 8, Feb-24
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Queen's Knight Variation (A16)  ·  1-0



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Jun-20-03  fred lennox: A very nice ending. After move 38 the position favors the bishop. Yet after 50 Bf4 he is willing to "sacrifice" the bishop to exploit the iso, tying the rook down long enough to make the h pawn dangerous.
Feb-04-07  morphyvsfischer: This game is great at explaining the dangers of the Maroczy Bind. The queen's knight needs to be played to c6, and 10...Bd7 followed by ...Ne6 at least prepares ...a6 followed by ...b5 or ...f5. 16...Rfc8 is correct.

30...fxe4? 31 Qd7 wins a piece; 30...Qxe4 31 Qxe4 fxe4 32 Bxc7 Rxc7 33 b5 is bad for black

47 Be5! is a very nice move, preparing a zugzwang. 47...Re7, a move Black would love to play, now fails to 48 Rxe7+ Nxe7 49 Bb8 Nc8 50 Kf3 Kg6 51 Kf4, and zugzwang means black loses a pawn.

51...Re4+ 52 Kxf5 Rxa4 53 Rc7+ Kg8 54 Kg6 wins; 51...Re2 52 Rc7+ Kg6 53 Rxa7 Rxh2 54 Ra6 also wins.

59 Rb7! is also a very nice move, deflecting the black rook so that after Kg6, a rook check is not possible.

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