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Reinhart Fuchs vs Mikhail Tal
Varna Olympiad qual-1 (1962), Varna BUL, rd 1, Sep-16
Indian Game: Spielmann-Indian (A46)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jun-06-05  ArturoRivera: How does black gets the pawn back after say 4.-b4?
Jun-06-05  Kangaroo: <ArturoRivera: How does black gets the pawn back after say 4.-b4?>

It is not a matter of material balance, but answering your question directly, here is the idea.

4. b4 a5. 5. c3 b6 and White can barely keep the pawn.

Jun-07-05  ArturoRivera: after 5.-...b6 white is able to trade his pawn for another pawn, he still would be a pawn up
Jun-10-05  Kangaroo: <<ArturoRivera>: after 5.-...b6 white is able to trade his pawn for another pawn, he still would be a pawn up>

HOW? Consider 5. ... b6. 6. bxa5 bxc5 - and the white pawn on a5 will soon be taken. Or 6. cxb6 axb4 - regaining the pawn.

It is just similar to the Queen's Gambit reversed! Elementary, Watson! - That is what Serlock Holmes would say.

Jun-12-05  ArturoRivera: After 5.-...b6? whole MISTAKE mark, according to me, and my dear friend Crafty, white is able to manage an advantage of .78, which is kind of big for being a pawn up only, so the position doesnt compensate the pawn at all.

after all, after 5.-...b6?, white doesnt need to trade 6.-bxa5? which would give material back, instead the safe and simplier 6.-cxb6 holds the pawn, and as you said, is a queens gambit reversed!, the only problem is that black is a tempo down, things changes, elemental my dear watson, as Scherlock Holmes would say.

Jun-12-05  sneaky pete: After 4.b4? a5 5.c3 b6 6.cxb6 axb4 (7.cxb4 Bxb4+ 8.Bd2 Qxb6; 7.Be3 Nd5; 7.Qd4 Nc6) black is clearly better. This is an old trick, see also Greco vs NN, 1620.

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