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Wolfgang Unzicker vs Svetozar Gligoric
Moscow Olympiad Final-A (1956), Moscow URS, rd 6, Sep-16
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Chigorin Defense (C97)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 0-0 9. h3 <Ruy Lopez Main Line> Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 <The Chigorin Defense, aiming for Queenside play Opening Explorer > 12. Nbd2 Bd7 13. Nf1 Rfe8 14. Ne3 g6 <Black prevents Nf5 while also intending ... Bf8 & ... Bg7 and potentially ... f5 later> 15. a4 <More common are 15. de & 15. Bd2 Opening Explorer - 15. b4 cb 16. cb Nc4 17. Nxc4 bxc4 18. Re3 Tal vs Ivkov, 1956 & 18. Bd2 Bronstein vs Gligoric, 1956 > Bf8 16. axb5 <Opening the a file always benefits White - 16. de de 17. Nh2 Gligoric vs Dragutin Dimc, 1958 > axb5 17. Bd2 cxd4 18. cxd4 Nc6 19. Rxa8 Rxa8 20. dxe5 dxe5 21. Bb3 Re8 <[last book move]<>> 22. Ng5 Be6 <The attack on f7 gives Black doubled e Pawns> 23. Nxe6 fxe6 24. Nd5! Qf7 <24 ... exd5 25. exd5 regains the piece due to the double threats 26. dxc6 & 26. d6+> 25. Nxf6+ Qxf6 26. Be3 Qe7 27. Qd3 Qb4 28. Rc1 Nd4 29. Bxd4 <Undoubling Black's Pawns but removing the powerful Nd4> exd4 30. g3 <Preventing any weak back rank after ... Bd6> Kh8 31. e5 Bh6 32. f4 g5?? <A fatal mistake, opening up h7 to attack> <[32 ... Bf8 ]<>> 33. Rc7 <[ ]<>> Re7 34. Rc8+ Bf8 <34 ... Kg7 35. Bc2 mates, so White wins a piece> 35. Rxf8+ Kg7 36. Rd8 gxf4 37. Rxd4 Qe1+ 38. Kg2 Qxe5 39. Rxf4 Qxb2+ 40. Rf2 <[40. Bc2 ]<>> Qe5 41. Qf3 1-0 <41 ... Qg5 42. h4 Qc5 43. Qf6+ mates>.

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