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John Nunn vs Murray Chandler
Bristol (1981)
Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack. Modern Defense Mieses Line (B13)  ·  0-1



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Jul-11-11  ColeTrane: where did nunn go wrong???
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  Jonathan Sarfati: <ColeTrane:> to answer your question, GM Chandler, in his Listener column (Wellington, NZL, 22 Aug 1981) marks 12.♖g1 as dubious, and explains that they were following Rantanen vs Matulovic, 1981 White was winning in that game after 20.♖g5!

But Black had missed 16...♗f6 with a clear advantage, because as GM Chandler points out, 17.♕xf6 allows discovered check with 17... ♘d4+ winning.

♙roof: 18.♔d2
(18.♔b1 ♕c2+ 19.♔a1 ♕d1+ 20.♗c1 ♕xc1#)
18...♕c2+ 19.♔e1 ♕b1+ 20.♔d2 ♕xb2+ 21.♔d3
(21.♔d1 ♕b1+ 22.♔d2 ♕xa2+ 23.♔d1 ♕a1+ 24.♔d2
(24.♗c1 ♕a4+ 25.♔e1 ♕b4+ 26.♔d1 ♕b3+ 27.♔d2 ♕c2+ 28.♔e3 ♕xc1+ 29.♔e4 ♖ae8+ 30.♖e5 ♘e6) 24...♘b3+ 25.♔c2 ♕xf6)
21...♕c2+ 22.♔xd4 ♕b2+ 23.♔d3 ♕xf6)

Chandler improved on that game with 15...♕c7, which keeps that idea in mind. Nunn saw it in time and played a defensive move.

After 20...♖d2, Chandler notes that by then, Black's attack was clearly more dangerous.

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