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Boris Spassky vs Bukhuti Gurgenidze
USSR Championship (1957), Moscow URS, rd 4, Jan-25
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Reshevsky Variation (E46)  ·  1-0



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Oct-05-08  pom nasayao: what's the continuation?
Nov-19-08  chocobonbon: The likely finish: 30.♕h4, g6; 31.♘xh5, gxh5; 32.♕xh5+, ♔g8; 33.♘h6+, etc.(Cafferty). I was also puzzled.
Feb-06-16  peterh99: I think White plays Rf4 blocking black's mate threat after which his knight can't move and is lost. E.g. ..f6; NxN or ..Rg8; NxN, g6; Nh6,gxN; Rf7 wins.
Jul-25-16  andrea volponi: 25...Ce5??(Ad7!-f4 )
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  Arturo2nd: Black is soon to be mated, Note that after 30.Qh4 the h2 pawn is guarded. Black can exchange queens, but must lose his dark square bishop and be a piece down. In Cafferty's line note that both the queen on h5 and rook on f1 attack the f7 pawn. 33..Kh8 is killed by 34. Nf7++ and mate next move.

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