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Alexander Khasin vs Mark Taimanov
MK Cafe op-A (1997), 10
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E02)  ·  0-1



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Dec-14-08  alanelbaum: Why did white resign? I don't see how black can win any material after 17.Rfd1.
Dec-14-08  MostlyAverageJoe: 17...a6, and the white N on a5 is dead.

The quiet move 16...c5 would make a decent puzzle.

Dec-14-08  Chicago Chess Man: Why can't white play 17. Nb3?
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  JointheArmy: How did <MostlyAverageJoe> win, but not <alanelbaum>?
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  whiteshark: <[Event "MK Cafe, Koszalin POL"]> Was it a coffeehouse game ?
Dec-14-08  Manic: <CCM> 17.Nb3 Bc4 and the Q is lost.

<JtA> It is the first person to click the banner, not the first to post.

Dec-14-08  Silverstrike: <JointheArmy> <MAJ> might have seen the game before <alanelbaum>, even if he posted later.
Dec-17-08  MostlyAverageJoe: <whiteshark: <[Event "MK Cafe, Koszalin POL"]> Was it a coffeehouse game ?>

Nope, "MK Cafe and Tea" is the name of a company that sponsored the tournament.

Dec-22-13  solskytz: Taimanov doesn't really make the opening look unsound... it's just this Q-side 'adventure' that happens later, and the failure to defend the d-pawn before that.

I have never before seen this pretty ...Bd7-c6-d5 maneuver.

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