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Ilya Rabinovich vs Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky
"Open Channel D" (game of the day Jan-02-2022)
Leningrad Championship (1932), Leningrad URS, rd 6, Sep-18
French Defense: Advance Variation. Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02)  ·  1-0



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Feb-14-06  esticles: Wow white is down at least two pawns for the entire game from move 7.
Feb-14-06  logo: What a game!
Feb-14-06  RookFile: This is really something, agreed.
Nov-25-08  wweiss: 10... Qxg7 recovers at least one pawn after 11. Bxg7 Bxe5. However, after trading bishops 12... Qxg7 fails to 13. Qxf4! Qxh8 14. Bd6!
May-11-15  belgradegambit: My favorite game by the Rabinovich. Not sound but difficult to refute over the board. GOTD title "Open Channel D".
Dec-06-16  luzhin: Actually the immediate 10.Qxg7, suggested by wweiss, loses after 10...Qxf4! 11.Qxh8 Bd7: Black will castle Q-side, and the trapped White Queen will soon be captured.
Jan-02-22  Brenin: A great fight between two early giants of Soviet chess, who both died in the siege of Leningrad.
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  al wazir: This game defies every principle of chess tactics I thought I knew.
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  Breunor: Black is winning up to move 26. … Qc6 keeps the lead. Then on 27 Rxd5 Rg7. 28 Qxh5 ch Qg6. Computer has this at -1.3.

After 26 … Qb4 black is lost.

Jan-02-22  goodevans: After <25.Qxf6> Black has two moves that would hold onto his second extra piece. I can't see anything terribly wrong with <25...Nf7> but I much prefer <25...Rg8> which carries threats of it's own and would likely have troubled White more than the move played.

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