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Petar Trifunovic vs Manuel Aaron
Hoogovens (1962), Beverwijk NED, rd 8, Jan-20
Torre Attack: Fianchetto Defense (A48)  ·  1-0



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Dec-07-03  JSYantiss: Very nice move here, which wins the exchange AND Black's queen no matter how Black captures the bishop.
Dec-07-03  ughaibu: This is a very famous move, mainly because of a game in which Marco didn't see it and resigned a winning position.
Dec-07-03  euripides: This is a tricky way to play against the King's Indian as White - Back ends up in a type of Pirc that looks very like a Ruy Lopez which he may not be prepared for. Certainly he never generates any good counterplay. Perhaps Black should play 14... Kh7 and work for f5.
Dec-07-03  Shadout Mapes: For a seemingly easy puzzle, this one took a while. I kept trying to see something like 31.Qh7+ followed by 32.Bg8+, since it's always best to look for forcing moves in puzzles. I eventually started looking for bishop moves though, and found this. Reminds me of Reti - Bogylobuv.
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  patzer2: After 31...QxB or 31...KxB [Forced to prevent 32. Qh7#], then 32. RxRd8 wins.
Dec-07-03  Jack21221: The thing I noticed first was that white has a discovered attack if he moves his bishop. Then it was just a matter if finding out how to move it with tempo. That is the method I used to solve it, anyways.
Dec-07-03  mrwonkabar: On 29. Nf5 White makes the decision to trade off his good knight and keep his somewhat bad bishop instead, seeing that a bad bishop outside the pawn chain will still allow for him to infiltrate with his rooks. On 29. ..Rb6?? looking for 30 ..Rd6 possibly setting up a blockade, Whites decision pays off tactically instead.
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  kevin86: Thanks to the memory of Marco's "Chess blindness", I solved this one immediately;by the way,Marco was black in his game.
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  kevin86: Look for:Von Popiel vs Marco,1902--that is the game in question
Dec-07-03  Dick Brain: Hah too easy.
Dec-07-03  dlanoj: I am new here.Would it be fine to ask if how to improve ones chess strength?Could chess programs like chessmaster help a lot.By the way,whats the ELO rating of chessmaster 2000?Thanks.
Dec-07-03  Spitecheck: <dlanoj> I think chessmaster 2000 was somewhere around the 1600-1800 ELO mark, on optimum settings obviously. I don't know where I got that information not sure it was from SSDF or whatever it's called or another website.

As for questions regarding improving chess strength, that's why most people come here but most of the questions you posed here should be asked in the Kibitizer's Cafe, which is forgeneral chess discussion. Indeed you will also find most of the answers there as they have been asked before.

The discussion here is specific about the game Trifunovic-Aaron.


Dec-07-03  talchess2003: White exploited the penalties of c5.
Dec-07-03  talchess2003: *not that c5 is bad, just that it has penalties. This is an interesting, more positional approach to the Kings Indian...
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  patzer2: <dlanoj>Buy Fritz 8 and run it on a fast pentium 4. On deep analysis it plays 2600 or better--some claim over 2700. It does help you to learn and improve, especially in complex open tactical positions and on basic endgames. ChessMaster 9000 is good for instruction and the tutorials, but in my opinion is not as strong as Fritz 8 or as useful for analysis.
Dec-14-04  wallnuts23: An anti-King's indian position, the Torre Attack. I play it often myself, and i find some of the themes to be quite instructive, one of which is the movement of knight to f1, e3 and posing threats of gaining an outpost on d5 (Though f5 was much better!) Also, black could not play his f5 (Even after moving king) as it would undermine black's e5 pawn. Well played
Feb-12-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: The final move is truely awesome.
Apr-24-12  Whitehat1963: Difficult to spot Tuesday/Wednesday puzzle after 30...Rb6.
Aug-31-15  Kangaroo: Light Squared Symphony!

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