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Lubomir Kavalek vs Wolfgang Uhlmann
Manila Interzonal (1976), Manila PHI, rd 7, Jun-22
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation (C19)  ·  1-0



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Mar-26-12  SimonWebbsTiger: Kavalek provides a masterclass in the subtleties of this particular variation of the Winawer French in a Huffington Post article posted on chessbase at the following link:

Mar-31-12  Breyannis Nektarios: 30...f4 gives better survival chances.
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  DrNyet: Also noteworthy IMO is that the Kavalek article mentioned by <SimonWebbsTiger> contains:

* interesting commentary related to the game's analysis vis-à-vis a famous Botvinnik masterpiece Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 in Nunn's book "Understanding Chess Middlegames."

* other background on the game and the tournament it was played in, such as the fact that Kavalek's second for this Interzonal tournament was Jan Timman.

Kavalek's original column at HuffPo:

Mar-27-15  Howard: Uhlmann was known as THE greatest expert on the French for many years, but he lost three games with the French during the interzonal in 1976.

This was one of them. Mecking and Spassky were the other two who beat him in this opening.

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  perfidious: One former world champion, a player who would go on to win an interzonal for the second straight cycle and a third opponent whose time on one's dance card was no day at the beach.

None of this changes anything; it was not for nothing that Uhlmann's prowess in his speciality was so highly regarded.

Mar-28-15  Howard: Not sure what you mean by the "time on one's dance card" remark, concerning Kavalek.

For the record, Kavalek and I have the same birthday---August 9.

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  fredthebear: 29.f5! is a bold move that is not easy to see, given that it leaves the White bishop hanging and the White knight obviously could re-capture the pawn w/a threat to capture the rook. 29.f5! pays off for White, winning a pawn in the sequence and it opens up the position, seizing a lasting initiative until Black resigns.

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