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Laszlo Szabo vs Arnold Denker
"Everything at the King" (game of the day Oct-15-2018)
Groningen (1946), Groningen NED, rd 2, Aug-14
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical. Traditional Variation Main Line (E19)  ·  0-1



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Aug-10-08  Operation Mindcrime: Great game by Denker! 20....♖xd5! and 26...♗xh4 completely wipe out White's king-side and force the win of the queen for a rook - and at the end of it all, there's also a passed ♙ on the d-file. Passive play by Szabo, though! This game was used as an illustrative game by Gerald Abrahams in his book "Teach Yourself Chess".
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  al wazir: What was wrong with the simple 31...gxf3 ? After 32. exf3 Bg5 33. Qc3/Qe2 (33. Qe1 Bxf3) Nf4 34. gxf4 Bxf3, white is dead.
Aug-10-08  RandomVisitor: 29.Bb8 might hold for white.

24...h6! gives black an advantage.

Aug-10-08  RandomVisitor: 27.Rc4! is a move only a computer could find.
Aug-10-08  Manic: <al wazir> Isn't that basically what happened in the game, only with ...gxf3 and ...Bg5 swapped around in the move order?
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  al wazir: <Manic: Isn't that basically what happened in the game>

Son of a gun, you're right! I got so wrapped up in analyzing "my" line that I failed to notice that.

Aug-10-08  Chessmensch: <Operation Mindcrime> I think you mean a queen for a bishop. Black's other rook was long-since lost on move 21.
Aug-10-08  mmmsplay10: is Laszlo, the father of the polgar sisters, or is it a different laszlo? probably a different one with polgar as a last name, but i was just wondering.
Aug-10-08  Open Defence: no Lazlo Szabo is different
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  whiteshark: This brilliant game and <[NOTYETAnNOTATED]>?

Aug-10-08  myschkin: . . .

I like 1...Nf6!

Black will be able to <control> the center, almost like a pawn move would ... Shredder agrees, too.


Aug-10-08  Jim Bartle: My "theory of everything" for chess: if white has to play Be3 before moving his e-pawn, he's in trouble.
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  whiteshark: <1...Nf6<!>>

A move of <[ELEMENTAL]> delicacy, defending ♙f7 against a rook attack on the <[NOTYETOPEN]> f-file.

Aug-10-08  jovack: crazy game
Aug-10-08  Dr. J: <al wazir: What was wrong with the simple 31...gxf3 ? After 32. exf3 Bg5 33. Qe2 Nf4 34. gxf4 Bxf3, white is dead.> 34 Qf1 wins for White. Denker's move order keeps e2 blocked.
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  kevin86: White's tripled pawns are like bowling pins-they were set up to be knocked down.
Aug-11-08  Jim Bartle: Nice observation. Snagged a queen as well.
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  NM JRousselle: Denker's play was very strong in the late 40's.
Oct-17-17  BwanaVa: This is good, but his roll of Fine in the 1944 US Championship has to be his best...
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  al wazir: The immediate 37...Qg4+ would have won equally well.
Oct-15-18  offramp: We had a Denker game yesterday as well. Great minds think alike.
Oct-15-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4
24...h6 25.Be3 Nd3 26.Rc4 d5 27.Rxe4 dxe4 28.Ne1 Nxe1 29.Rxe1 Qf5 30.Qc2 c5 31.Rd1 Rd8 32.Kg2 Rxd1 33.Qxd1 Qe6 34.Qc2 Qd5 35.Bf4 Qc6 36.Be3 Qe6 37.Qd1 Be7 38.Qc2 Qg6 39.h5 Qf5 40.Qc4 Bf6 41.Qb5 Qe6 42.Qc4 Qg4 43.Bf4 - / + (-0.86) Depth: 24 dpa )

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  Everett: A very attractive attacking game, starting with the exchange sac to free up the long diagonal of the LSB for Black.

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