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Rafael Vaganian vs Miguel A Quinteros
Biel Interzonal (1985), Biel SUI, rd 5, Jul-06
Benoni Defense: General (A43)  ·  1-0



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Aug-08-09  megalinks1: On move 60, white played g6. Black had ... R-e5 mate!
Jul-04-16  siggemannen: i think there are some problems with the score here in general :P
Jul-07-16  zydeco: Vaganian had some kind of a tournament at Biel. Quinteros' games always seem to be like this, where he's wriggling out of a nightmare position - a very exciting player.

This is a very cool game, even with the overlooked mate-in-one.

I definitely would have played 48.Rxb7. I'm not sure why Vaganian avoided it.

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  Fusilli: <zydeco> <I definitely would have played 48.Rxb7. I'm not sure why Vaganian avoided it.>

I wonder as well. Notice that Rxb7 on move 49, where black can't take the h6 because of Rb6+, is ineffective. Black plays 49...Kc6 50.Ra7 Kb6, and Rxh6= comes next.

Aug-01-17  ChessHigherCat: It looks like white could have won a second pawn with 24. Rxc5 (if Re1 25. Bxe1) but in fact it fails to 24...Bb6

<zydeco> <fusilli> I agree about 48. Rxb7, if Kc3 then 49. Rg7 is much stronger now because it's much easier stopping black's isolated a pawn or even sacrificing the rook for it and either the g or h pawn will queen.

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