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Albin Planinc vs Jan Timman
Hoogovens (1974), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-16
French Defense: Winawer. Positional Variation (C19)  ·  1-0

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Apr-14-08
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  Honza Cervenka: Lovely game.
Jul-03-08
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  chancho: Indeed it is.
Jul-03-08
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  whiteshark: So where went black wrong?
Mar-10-12  jenspetersson: @whiteshark: 22.-Be8 is the losing move according to GM Kurajica in Keenes "Learn from the grandmasters".
Apr-12-14  Rookiepawn: I don't get it. Black's plan 31... Nf7 and 32... Nxd6 seems to be the root of problems. The pawn in d6 looks much more dangerous than the B.

Wasn't immediate 31... Nxg2 followed by Qg6 a better plan? In case White tries to bring the N to c5 then the Rc8 can wipe it off. Due to Black's manoeuvre, the pawn can attack the c8 rook and have c5 free for the N.

I really see Black's attack more advanced until 30... Nf7 delays it.

Mar-10-20  masterwojtek: @Rookkiepawn

After your suggestion of 30...Nxg2 white would continue:

31.Na4 (with a threat of Nb6++ mate). to which there appears to be no good defense that does not lose material...hence Timman decided to eliminate the white bishop with his own minor piece.

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