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Jan Smejkal vs Albin Planinc
"Planinc Ahead" (game of the day Jul-16-2008)
Vidmar Memorial (1973), Ljubljana / Portoroz YUG, rd 7, Apr-11
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Long Variation (E68)  ·  0-1



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Jul-16-08  whiteshark: <Planinc Ahead> :D

In all planinc you prioritise.

Jul-16-08  blacksburg: wow. this is kinda brutal. nice game.
Jul-16-08  arsen387: great game. I think that after 17..Nfxe4 Smejkal thought "he-he, you took the bait, now I'll win a piece", but Planinc saw further. In the end after Qf4+ white loses the R, so 38.Rxd6 was a blunder, but with so many pawns black must win anyway. P.S. nice pun
Jul-16-08  TheaN: An enormous tactical blow from move 17....Nfe4 on. Planinc probably did not see everything, but it was some nice planinc to undermine the White position.
Jul-16-08  wanabe2000: 32.Qxb2 doesn't work because of the back rank mate 32...Bxg2 33.Rxg2 Qe1+ 34.Kh2 Rh4#. This game had my attention!
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  maxi: Remarkable game.
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  kevin86: Either on 39 ♔f2 or ♔h2,the rook goes after the fork at ♕f4+.

People have paid billions of dollars,etc to see boxing-to a lot of people,both a nice and very brutal activity.

Jul-16-08  ajile: lol

So many pins so little time!

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  kamalakanta: Planinc, a tactical genius!
Jul-16-08  WickedPawn: White just didn't have a single move to breath in relief. It's amazing how masters always find ways to keep the edge.
Jul-16-08  TheaN: <WickedPawn: White just didn't have a single move to breath in relief. It's amazing how masters always find ways to keep the edge.>

And thus, it is remarkable Black still can have edges in master games... no? :P

Jul-16-08  Flicflac: planinc at the disco anyone?
Jul-16-08  Gilmoy: 17..Nxe4 sends White's game into zwieschenhell ...
Apr-04-09  Hugh the Drover: Here's Planinc on another long combination, going a piece down but prevailing with Queen and pawns over two Rooks. His 24 ... Qg3 is a decisive incursion.
Apr-18-09  ForeverYoung: this game got spotlighted by Gligoric in the July '73 chess life & review. Gligo noted him as a player to be reckoned with.

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