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Semyon Furman vs Lev Polugaevsky
USSR Championship (1969), Moscow URS, rd 1, Sep-06
Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Variation (E11)  ·  1-0

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Jul-22-08
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  bright1: Instead of Ba6 on Black's 11th move, maybe Qc8 would have been better?

Perhaps Polugaevsky should have played Nd7 on move 15 instead of Bf6?

Furman really restricted the queenside knight (and consequently Black's queenside rook) with 21. Ba4

The move 24. Ng6 forced the exchange of Black's dark square bishop, probably the one piece that was holding together his kingside.

Furman passed on snatching the h-pawn on move 28 and instead, correctly, continued to restrict the movement's of Black's queenside pieces.

Feb-01-11  madhatter5: bright1,I disagree with you on your first point. 11...♗a6 allows 12.♕b3
Aug-30-18  zydeco: 15...dxc4 is probably best (maybe 15...Qc7).

28.Nxh6? loses to 28....Kg6 29.Ng4 Be2

Mar-01-20  areknames: < 15...dxc4 is probably best> That allows 16.Be4 and White wins. Instead 15...Bxc4 and now after 16.Nxc4 dxc4 17.Be4 Nd7 and Black has compensation for the exchange. 22...g5 followed by f6 is a losing plan but Black's position is already difficult. A disappointing, passive performance by Polu in rd1 and his only loss in the tournament.
Mar-07-20  lentil: So what happens after 16 Bxh7+ Kxh7 17 Qh5+ Kg8 18 Rb3. Seems to me that B is crushed, but I imagine this is all still book, so B has an out that I don't see.
Mar-07-20  areknames: <So what happens after 16 Bxh7+ Kxh7 17 Qh5+ Kg8 18 Rb3> Simply 18...g6 and Black holds.
Mar-07-20  lentil: <Simply 18...g6 and Black holds.> 19 Nxg6 seems good (...fg 20 Qxg6+ Kh8 21 Rh3#; after other 19th moves the R comes to g3 or h3)
Mar-07-20  lentil: ok, Rh3 is not mate, but B will have to returns some major material. I think W comes out on top.
Mar-07-20
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  beatgiant: <lentil>
What did you find after 16. Bxh7+ Kxh7 17. Qh5+ Kg8 18. Rb3 g6 19. Nxg6 fxg6 20. Qxg6+ <Bg7>?
Mar-07-20  areknames: <What did you find after 16. Bxh7+ Kxh7 17. Qh5+ Kg8 18. Rb3 g6 19. Nxg6 fxg6 20. Qxg6+ <Bg7>?> That's the same line I looked at. Now if 21.Qxe6+ Rf7 or 21.Rg3 Qf6 and the attack peters out. White's best try is probably 21.Rh3, a fun line could be 21...Rf6 22.Qh7+ Kf7 23.Bg5 Nd7 24.cxd5 (what else?} Bxf1 25.dxe6+ Kxe6 26.Qxg7 Bc4 27.Rh6 Rb8. White's attack seems dangerous but at the end of the day he has too little material left.

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