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Jan Timman vs Lev Polugaevsky
Interpolis 7th (1983), Tilburg NED, rd 6, Oct-18
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch. Capablanca Variation (E29)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: Good defence.
Jun-06-04  Tigran Petrosian: Indeed. Polu did write a great book on defense later.....
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  lostemperor: Where could white have done better (from 'an opening repertoire for white' from Raymond Keene)? A)13. fxe (Christiansen)
B)14.cxd (Keene) or C)14 fxe dxc 15. e5!
D)15. cxd! Bxc4 16. Bxc4 Nxc4 17. Qxf5 (Christiansen) E)15. Qxf5! Nd6 16, Qd5+ Nf7 17.cxd (Polugayevsky)

Ray Keene (of all people) improved Timman's play in an exhibitiongame vs Helmers 1983. He got the same position as Timman if white has done 14. cxd(!) 1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 e6
3. Nc3 Bb4
4. e3 c5
5. a3 Bxc3+
6. bxc3 Nc6
7. Bd3 b6
8. Ne2 O-O
9. e4 Ne8
10. O-O Ba6
11. f4 cxd4
12. cxd4 Na5
13. f5 f6
14. Nf4 e5
15. Nd5 Rc8
16. Qh5 Bxc4
17. Bxc4 Nxc4
18. Rf3 exd4
19. Rh3 Ne5 (h6 Bxh6)
20. Qxh7+ Kf7
21. Bf4 Rc6
22. Rf1 Qb8
23. Qh5+ Kg8
24. Ne7#

Jan-25-05  aw1988: Polugaevsky smashed Torre in the Botvinnik Semi-Slav with the refutation 13...Nb6? 14. dxe6!! and he locked in the h8-rook via h4 and f4. That was a brilliant game.

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