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Mark Taimanov vs Larry Evans
USA-URS (1954), New York, NY USA, rd 4, Jun-??
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-14-04  ForeverYoung: In the complete chess course by Reinfeld this position is given as an example of how to fight back when playing defense. 19 ... Nf5! refutes White's rook offer.
Mar-14-04  drukenknight: Does he say anything about 16 Bc4 or 17 Bc4 or 19 Qb3 or 20 d6?
Jul-18-04  thomaspaine: From CM9000: After this game, when Taimanov went to have a drink at the bar, he was heard to mutter, "What did that little boy do to me?"
Nov-11-10  igiene: 19. Rxc7???????? Taimanov=Santa Claus
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  chancho: Larry Evans was about 21 years of age when he played this gem.
Nov-19-10  eyalbd: <Evans: "The most thrilling game of my career featured an inspired defense after I walked headlong into a prepared variation against the Soviet champion Taimanov in our rubber game with the score tied 1.5-1.5. Tension rode high. At move 18 he had used only two minutes on his clock, while I consumed close to an hour">

"19...♘f5!! A beautiful counterpunch, leaving many white pieces hanging" (Kavalek)

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Dec-17-10  waustad: L. Kavalek annotates this on the Huffington Post site
Mar-19-11  E41AND14E: So Evans says, "It was easy to see the Rook couldn't be taken." Easy? Oh yeah, sure. But apparently he was right, because no one analyzes what happens after 19. Qxc7. But for all those patzers like me out there who can't see what happens after 19...Qxc7, 20. d6 Rxd6, here's my cheap analysis: 21. Bxd6 Qc6 22. Qb3+ Kh8 23. Bxe5+ Bg7 24. Qb2 Qg6 25. Rd1 Be6 26. Rd6 Rc8 27. Bxg7 and White finally wins the B on e6. Easy to see, yep, sure.
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  wordfunph: <thomaspaine> nice one :)

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