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W Ivanov vs Pavel Martynov
Moskou (1973)
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation (C10)  ·  1-0



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Jun-14-04  dac1990: This game gets the award for the stupidest play by Black ever. Who, while not being drunk, would allow immediate checkmate?
Jun-14-04  iron maiden: Hey, he already made one mistake in the opening (playing the French), so did you expect much better? :-)
Jun-14-04  dac1990: The French works. Most people expect the Sicillian and don't study the French. I've caught many people by suprise by playing the french.
Dec-01-05  DeepBlade: Nice mate, the dark-squared bishop can also be sacrificed to remove the g7 pawn.
Dec-01-05  notsodeepthought: <DeepBlade: Nice mate, the dark-squared bishop can also be sacrificed to remove the g7 pawn.> Do you mean by playing 5 Bh6? Interesting try, but after 5 ... Nf5 black would be fine.
Dec-01-05  DeepBlade: I said that based on the fact that my opponent is about the same rating as Black in this game. He just lets White mate him, so im sure it will take the offered Bishop with the g7 pawn.
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  al wazir: At least black avoided one trap. If 5...Qxd4 then 6. Bb5+ wins the ♕.
Feb-05-06  DeepBlade: <al wazir> Yes, the trap you describe commonly occours in the French Defence.
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  FSR: Yeah, Black probably saw that 5...Qd4?? lost the queen, thought, "What kind of fish does he think I am?", and triumphantly played 5...g6???
Aug-06-13  KITZ: I'd be a little easier on black. It appears he was five years old when this game was played.
Sep-01-14  cappanegra: If this is the IM Pavel Martynov (, this game was played when he was five years old, as he was born in 1968...
Mar-15-20  sea7kenp: I can see why the French, King Fianchetto Variation didn't catch on.

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