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Igor Bondarevsky vs Vitaly Chekhover
URS-ch10 (1937), Tbilisi URS, rd 3, Apr-15
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E17)  ·  1-0



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  Fusilli: Why not 31... Nxc4? I'd say, black advantage after that.
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  Phony Benoni: Position after <31.Qd1>:

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White's last move set a nice trap after which <31...Nxc4> would have lost at least the exchange: <32.Bd4 Qg5 33.Na7 Rc7 34.Rb8>, and after either 34...Kf8 or 34...Bd8 White wins a piece by attacking both knights with 35.Qa4--one point of 31.Qd1.

Driving Black's queen from c5 is a natural thought, since she's almost trapped there. It soon becomes apparent she can't quite be caught, but once you notice that the rook is now overburdned protecting the Nc4 and the back rank, the rest is easy.

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  Fusilli: Fusilli: <Phony Benoni> You are right! It was a trap! Too many tactical problems for black: threatened queen, back rank, overburdened rook...

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