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Rajko Bogdanovic vs Albin Planinc
"Planinc Board" (game of the day Feb-06-2009)
YUG-ch 20th (1965), Novi Sad YUG, rd 13, Feb-25
French Defense: Winawer. Petrosian Variation (C16)  ·  0-1



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Nov-26-04  Hidden Skillz: crazy game by black..
Aug-03-05  PaulLovric: good game though
Feb-08-06  DanielBryant: No way this is sound. No way.

What happens if 20.Bxc4?

Feb-08-06  erimiro1: Planinc is one of the "wildest" players ever. "Wilder" even than Tal. He played like a horricane on the board, and it's a real fun to follow his games.
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  jackmandoo: I've never seen a "horricane" play chess. Can someone fill me in on what this "horricane" is? Sorry, I'm kind of new.
Apr-04-06  Jim Bartle: It's like a really strong pawn storm.
Jun-25-06  Grega: My understanding of this game: I believe that after 17 ...ng6 white missed a draw. He shouldn' be too ambitious because his position is very weak (he violated many opening principles).If i were in white's position i would rather take the second rook.

20.Bxc4 appears to be double-edged, but you don't hang on my hard and if you have engine you should use it, because this is one of the most irrational-craziest winavers. After my analysisis I even found a strange, but sound variation where black wins endgame, despite being exchange down.

I would really like to see computer's opinion.

Jul-13-06  Classic Analysis: Jim , horricane means hurricane , like a storm ^_^
Feb-06-09  Hugh the Drover: This game is remarkable for the inobviousness at first glance of the combination, peaking around move 21 or 22 when Black is down in material (and could lose more; but not really). In a sense, a few new patterns or shapes emerge (or were discovered in the chess universe) in the middle-game tactics. Planinc recently had a game of the day which seemed intriguing. Good going.
Feb-06-09  NewLine: MASTERPIECE!

And you have got to strain your brain to realize how deep and precise it is!

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Stunning. Especially 20...Nd2, one of those shake-your-head-in-disbelief moves that you don't even realize is possible until after it's played.
Feb-06-09  MarbleSkull: I love the queen trap on 31. This game is inspiring.
Feb-06-09  sagahelten: As I see this game, it has great moves (Planinc) and mistakes on both sides. Nd2!! is stunning, but white allowed this combination with Be3. Planinc would not have come far in a match against Rybka...
Feb-06-09  kellmano: Those black night moves early on are out of this world.
Feb-06-09  sagahelten: The queen trap can be avoided with: 32. Rag1. That is the better option. But white is still worse.
Feb-06-09  davegras: He played black in his top six "notable games".
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  kevin86: Not a bad one-Planinc is good!
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  Once: Reminds me of Fritz chatter. If you have a well placed knight, the program sometimes says "My kingdom for a horse like that one!"

Of black's 38 moves, 14 are made by knights, including seven moves in a row between move 17 and move 23.

20...Nd2 is a very appealing move.

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After 21 Kxd2 Nxd3+ we might have got 22. Kxd3 Ba6+ 23. Nb5 Qxb5+ 24. Kc3 Qc4#

Feb-06-09  TheChessGuy: This is an outstanding creative achievement! Yes, it's not entirely sound, but how well would most players withstand such an opponent? Planinc's moves just drip with venom.
Feb-06-09  Riverbeast: Very sexy game
Feb-06-09  belgradegambit: One might say that Black came up with
A Plan Inc.
Feb-06-09  laskereshevsky: few weeks ago i lost a tournament game vs. an about 2350 player.

I was black....

I played a french with 4...♕d7

He won enough fast....

and after the game he said: " The ♕d7's french doesnt work... yeah.... its a weak move..."

Next time we'll met I'll say "U think Qd7 its a real poor move?!, lets go to talk with Mr. Planinc!"


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  OBIT: Planinc always plays like Tal on acid.
Feb-06-09  WhiteRook48: Planinc planned a lot
Feb-06-09  erimiro1: Sorry to inform you that talking with Mr. Planinc is impossible - the man is not with us anymore. I wonder, when exactly he saw the incredible 20. - N-d2!!. Was it on move 14, when he gave up a pawn? or move 17 when he gave up an exchange? It's clear that after 19.-Nc4, white's position is hard to defend and black has a full compensation for the lost material.
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