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Vasily Panov vs Vladimir Makogonov
URS-ch10 (1937), Tbilisi URS, rd 16, May-04
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Fianchetto Variation (B80)  ·  1-0

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Feb-20-04
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  kevin86: 37...♔e8 38♖xf7 ♗xf7 39♕f8+ ♔d7 40♕d6+ ♔a8 41♕e7*. It took a while,but I think that's it!! Five tough minutes!
Feb-20-04  alvishope1: Kevin, you really need "How to Become a Deadly Chess Tactician"-book by Lemoir, David
Feb-20-04  matrexius: 37. ...Ke8 38. Qg8+ Kd7 39. Rxf7+ Bxf7 40. Qxf7#

The only move to stop immediate mate is 37. ...Rd6, but that of course loses material and doesn't help Black get back in the game at all.

I should add that alvishope's insults are uncalled for and, moreover, unsubstantiated. Kevin's line works (of course, Ka8 was a typo; Kd8 would be the move), however both 40. Qxf7 and 40. Qe7 are mate one move earlier.

Feb-20-04
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  kevin86: a few items in rebuttal:thank you,matrexius,for your support and yes indeed,my line had ♔a8 instead of the correct move ♔d8.

Also if 37...♖d6 38 ♖xf7+ ♗xf7 39 ♕e5+ ♕e6 40 ♗xd6+ ♔d7 41 ♕xd6+ need I go on?

Alvishope1:I have never herd the book in question. My problem was that there was no comment on which to base a solution. This was a hard nut to crack.

Feb-20-04
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  nasmichael: Now this is my kind of game.

I love the tension of a move that cannot be answered immediately--it is "one move at a time", people.

That game captures the beauty of chess for me.

Nov-30-05  Eatman: Panov comments that before this game he learned that Makagonov had made a bet with some other players there that if Makagonov wins he has to give the other player a bottle of fine Georgian wine. Apparently both players needed a win badly.
Panov mentions that oddly enough he was not invited by Makogonov to share the bottle Makogonov won after the game.. :)
Feb-02-14
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  kerpa: A great analysis of this game appeared in Chess Review November 1946 in the column "Chess Movies" by Jack Collins. This great feature, which I wish CL would bring back, had a diagram every 2 or 3 moves or so with a short paragraph below each diagram, emphasizing positional rationale behind the moves and very brief variations.

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