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Efim Geller vs Wolfgang Unzicker
Stockholm Interzonal (1952), Stockholm SWE, rd 5, Sep-22
Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15)  ·  1-0



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Oct-31-04  maoam: Geller's gambit is probably unsound, but this game illustrates how dangerous it can be; the weakness of Black's kingside dark squares proves fatal if he can't make use of his queenside majority.

Petrosian later refuted 14.Bf3 with Qc8! (see Szabo vs Petrosian, 1955).

Aug-07-13  TheFocus: This was the Stockholm Interzonal.
Oct-04-16  dashjon: Petrosian used it himself a number of times. His game vs Smyslov in the 1951 USSR ch. and as late 1958 Petrosian vs Ignatiev Kasparov also used it.
Jul-26-22  cehertan: The engine suggests black is better with simply 14..h5 15.Qg3 Bxf3 16.Qxf3 O-O. That said, this was impressive grandmasterly endgame play.

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