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Mark Taimanov vs Iosif Livshin
USSR Championship (1954), Kiev URS, rd 18, Feb-04
English Opening: King's English. Two Knights' Variation Fianchetto Lines (A24)  ·  1-0



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Oct-06-15  zydeco: Jeez, this is a tough win. Nice strategic play from Taimanov. With 26.Be1!? he hides his best-placed piece and with 27.Qa3!? he exchanges into a not-particularly-promising endgame, but he manages to use his two bishops to good effect in a closed position.

I have a feeling Lavshin could have drawn easily if he had played defense instead of concentrating all of his pieces on attacking f2.

71.Ng8!! is very beautiful.

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