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Semyon Furman vs Ratmir Kholmov
USSR Championship (1948), Moscow URS, rd 3, Nov-14
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Bishop Attack (E47)  ·  1-0



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Apr-25-04  tayer: I'd like to have be this type of persistence
Apr-25-04  Jim Bartle: I wonder how many times this game was adjourned. The analysis sessions must have been intense, considering they were probably using a very basic version of Fritz back in 1948.
Jan-15-06  zarra: Black's pawn structure looks quite funny after his 19th move...
Jul-01-07  Whitehat1963: 19...b6! Checkers anyone?
Dec-25-15  joddon: a very tight strategical fight upto move what a modern day world championship match game should look like ....there are no holes in either position ....a backward counting of moves.....both side are in dead blocks where there is an extreme struggle to get an easy opening......however this is not such the move 53 , we realise that the rope has two loose pawns on either side of the board... a bloodbath of fury still lies away the pawn on move 59 seems like the biggest mistake in anyones life but then comes the tactics of the century.....something carlsen or fischer could only see in such a blockage........white realises his bishops have so much diagonal power that the threat of losing the queen is near nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!! the endgame finale is understanding the power between space and time of both queens.....what a listening to a motzarts symphony!!!or bethoveen melody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr-04-22  cehertan: Position after 60..Qe5

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I loved the shot 61.♕xe8+ evidently winning material and quashing blacks play. Unfortunately the engine really rains on my parade by announcing mate in 21 after 61.Qh7! if 61..♘e7 62.c7+ and 63.c8=♕+. Late in the game white made no progress until black finally pushed his pawns up from f6 and g5. It is a tricky ending since if black can liquidate the white g pawn of course it’s a theoretical draw. If he left those pawns alone they might still be playing.

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