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Alexander G Beliavsky vs Jan Timman
Linares (1991), Linares ESP, rd 8, Mar-05
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E86)  ·  1-0



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Jan-28-06  wolverine199: This is a peculiar game. At the same time both sides are attacking the other sides' king. And Beliavsky makes a double exchange sacrifice: on move 17 and later on on move 45.
Feb-05-08  Jim Bartle: That's a fast retreat of the black queen from a1 to d8 on moves 19 and 20.
Jun-11-18  Howard: In his NYT column, Robert Byrne referred to this game as probably the craziest game of the event.
Jun-11-18  Howard: In his NYT column, Robert Byrne referred to this game as probably the craziest game of the event.

This game, incidentally, took place in Round 8 of a 13-round event, and it probably marked the pinnacle of Linares for Beliavsky. After winning this one, he seemed to have a good chance of taking first place--though he had yet to play the two K's.

But, after this round, he really skidded badly and missed taking first. But, he at least scored more wins than anyone else in the tournament.

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