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Nikolay Zubarev vs Carlos Torre Repetto
Moscow (1925), Moscow URS, rd 7, Nov-18
Alekhine Defense: Exchange Variation (B03)  ·  0-1

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Aug-15-06  syracrophy: Nikolay Zubarev Carlos Torre

1.e4 Nf6 <The first time that the mexican master uses this defense> 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.exd6 exd6 6.Bd3 Be7 7.Be3 d5!? <Leaving the opening's theory. Normal is 7...Nc6> 8.c5 N6d7 9.Nf3 Nf6! <Going back to the natural square> 10.b4 0-0 11.Qc2 Re8 12.Nbd2 Bg4 13.Ne5 <Romanovsky said 13.0-0 was better> 13...Nc6 14.Rb1? <Moving the rook just to protect a pawn that is doing not much. Correct was 14.Nxc6> 14...Nxe5! 15.dxe5 d4! 16.exf6 dxe3 17.fxe3 <Torre's calculations are very precise in the variation 17.Bxh7+ Kh8 18.fxg7+ Kxg7 19.fxe3 Bh4+ and white's lost: 20.Kf1 Qf6+ 21.Nf3 Rxe3 22.Be4 Bxf3 23.Bxf3 Rxf3! 24.gxf3 Qxf3+ 25.Kg1 Kh6 26.Qd2+ Kh5 27.Qg2 Rg8!


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White's hopelessly lost> 17...Bxf6 18.Bxh7+ Kh8 19.0-0 Rxe3 20.Rf4 Re2 21.Rxg4 Rxd2 22.Qf5 Rd1+ 23.Rxd1 Qxd1+ 24.Kf2 Rd8 25.Re4 Rd2+ 26.Kg3 Rd3+ 27.Kf2 Rd2+ 28.Kg3 Rd3+ 29.Kf2 Bh4+! 30.Rxh4 <If 30.g3 Rd2+ 31.Ke3 Re2+ 32.Kf3 Rxh2+ 33.Ke3 Qd2+ 34.Kf3 Qf2+ 35.Kg4 Qxg3+ 36.Kh5 Bf6+ 37.Rh4 Rxh4++> 30...Qc2+ 31.Kg1 Rd1+ 32.Qf1 Rxf1+ 33.Kxf1 Qd1+ and the rest is an easy ending that needs no comments.

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