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Larry Evans vs Mark Taimanov
USA-URS (1954), New York, NY USA, rd 1, Jun-16
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98)  ·  0-1



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Aug-21-08  ToTheDeath: White thought he would attack on the kingside- 19...Nh5!!- think again.

Taking the knight loses but White can survive with a worse position after 20.g5.

Taimanov's one slight inaccuracy was missing 26...Qxf3+! 27.Kd2 Qxe3+!! 28.Kxe3 Bh6+ 29.Kxe4 Nf2 mate! (or 29. Ke2 Rf2 mate)

Beautiful attack.

May-07-09  wanabe2000: This opening has another name as well. See Najdorf vs Gligoric, 1953
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  GrahamClayton: Taimanov received a rebuke from the USSR Commissar Dmitri Postnikov for taking unneccesary chances with 19...♘h5.
Aug-06-13  TheFocus: This game is from the USSR - USA Team Match.

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