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Gideon Stahlberg vs Leonid Stein
Yerevan (1965), Yerevan URS, rd 3, Sep-19
King's Indian Defense: Four Pawns Attack. Fluid Attack (E78)  ·  0-1



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Oct-27-10  ozmikey: Surprised there are no comments on this superb game. A deep positional sacrifice to take over the dark squares, and then a neat combination to finish off once White has been slowly but surely tied up.

A must for King's Indian fans, in any event!

Nov-22-11  madhatter5: indeed, a brilliant game.
Sep-20-12  Capacorn: Just got done looking over this gem in Keene’s book on Leonid. The positional sacrifice on black’s fourteenth move is sweet and instructive. The knight sac ain’t too shabby either. Stahlberg probably should’ve resigned after 33...Qxg2, being four pawns down to a master like Stein. His stubbornness looked all the more silly after he left his knight hanging at the thirty-sixth move.
Sep-14-16  Beancounter: Indeed. One wonders why Stahlberg didn't resign after black's 29th as the only defence involves the loss of a rook, which left him three pawns down. I can only guess that Stein's flag was hanging but that's just pure supposition.
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  perfidious: Not the normal choice vs the King's Indian by Stahlberg; perhaps he should have gone in for lines he typically used, but it is easy to be wise after the event.

In any case, a superb demonstration of Black's dynamic chances by Stein.

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