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Viacheslav Ragozin vs Boris Goldenov
USSR Championship (1947), Leningrad URS, rd 17, Mar-03
Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Variation (C91)  ·  1-0



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Sep-08-05  notyetagm: <Discovered attacks that make things loose are dangerous, dangerous, dangerous>. This is one of my favorite chess maxims. Here is a perfect example. If the White d5-knight were to move, then the Black d8-rook would be loose (2 attackers, 2 defenders). <So Ragozin moves the masking knight to exploit this resulting looseness with 39 ♘c7+!, winning the exchange.> 39 ... ♖xc7 deflects the now overworked (from the unmasking) Black c8-rook from d8 and results in 40 ♖xd8, winning rook for knight. The game continuation is actually worse for Black, dropping a whole piece to 39 ... ♔e7 40 ♖xd8 ♖xd8 41 ♖xd8 ♔xd8 42 ♘e6+ and 43 ♘x♗.
Sep-08-05  notyetagm: The position after 38 ... ♗c5? is puzzle 564 in The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book by John Emms. That's how I stumbled across this position. It's in the chapter on puzzles from USSR championships.

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