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Evgeni Vasiukov vs Wolfgang Uhlmann
Lasker Memorial (1962), Berlin East GDR, rd 9, Jul-17
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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Mar-29-20  Walter Glattke: I think 18.Nxd5 exd5 19.e6! breaks black. If 18.Ng4, black should play N6xe5.
Mar-29-20  newzild: Got the first three moves immediately - but only because it's a well-known sacrificial idea in the Kings Indian Attack.
Mar-29-20  Walter Glattke: 22.-Nxe5 23.Bxe5+ Bf6 24.Bxf6+ Qxf6 25.Re8+ Rxe8 26.fxe8Q+ Qf8 27.Qxf8#
Mar-29-20  stacase: The first two moves were rather easy to see, but then 20.exf7+ or 20.exd7 I would have taken the Knight, but I wondered if taking the Pawn and saying check was in the offing. I didn't expect 20...Kh8

But now I see that 20...Kxf7 leads to 21.Qe6+ which is rather devastating for Black. I shoulda coulda woulda but didn't see it.

Mar-29-20  saturn2: It is not hard to see
18. Nxd5 exd5 19. e6 is advantagous

Black Queen moves give back the knight and white has a better position.

19...Nde5 20. exf7+ Kxf7 and white gets back a piece with one pawn advantage snd the second on d5 will fall soon.

Mar-29-20  Walter Glattke: The better puzzle is 32.-Rd6 33.Qc5, if 34.Qxf8+?? then 34.-Qxf8 35.Re8 Rxf7, or 33.-Qc5 34.Rc6 Qe7 35.Re6 Qxe8? 36.fxe8Q, but 35.Re6 Qc5 what is the end? Tell me.
Mar-29-20  7he5haman: What's White's response after 22...Nf6, intending Qf8 and Rd8?

If 23. Bg5, then 23...Bb5 guards against a future Qe8+.

Don't get me wrong, White looks much better after 22...Nf6; I'm just wondering if there's an immediate knockout for White.

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  agb2002: I know this game. The alternative 18... Nd4 loses to 19.Nxe7+ Kf8 20.Nxd4 cxd4 21.Nxg6+ fxg6 22.Bxa8 winning decisive material.
Mar-29-20  morfishine: The attack was impressive while the desperate attempt to hold the position was equally impressive
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  profK: If 33...Qc5 34.d4 is pretty direct too!!
Mar-29-20  trnbg: Happy birthday, Wolfgang Uhlmann!
Mar-29-20  faulty: extremely cynical to post this loss on the anniversary day of a great player
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  plang: I assume you are kidding
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  takchess: A good Sunday for me. Saw the first 3 moves and saw where King x pawn would open a world of pain for Black.
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  chrisowen: Murder in the first degree!
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  chrisowen: Murder most foul?
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  chrisowen: Remedy no?
Mar-29-20  spazzky: <Albanius: In the final position, 33 .. Qc5 falls to 34 Rc6 >
Even simpler is 33 ..Qc5 34 d4 Rxf7 35 Qxf7 Nxe6 dxc5
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  chrisowen: Durao no?
Mar-29-20  KokeFischer: If GM Uhlmann reads CG homepage then he may think that the editor hates him.

This is a strange way to celebrate Uhlmann's birthday with a nasty gift: bitter loss.

I prefer with a nice win against Bobby:

Fischer vs Uhlmann, 1960

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, Wolfgang!

Mar-31-20  newzild: <spazzky: <Albanius: In the final position, 33 .. Qc5 falls to 34 Rc6 Even simpler is 33 ..Qc5 34 d4 Rxf7 35 Qxf7 Nxe6 dxc5>>

I actually find <Albanius>' 34. Rc6 to be simpler. Each to their own.

Mar-31-20  trnbg: <KokeFischer: If GM Uhlmann reads CG homepage then he may think that the editor hates him.>

We shouldn't be too harsh on CG. I suppose they were simply not aware of Wolfgang's birthday.

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  nizmo11: the successors of two luminaries:
Nikitin: "Evgeny Vasiokov was a true Chigorinist [...] and Wolfgang Uhlmann was brought up on games of Chigorin's great German comtemporary, Siegbert Tarrasch."
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  fredthebear: R.I.P. WOLFGANG UHLMANN
(born Mar-29-1935, died Aug-24-2020, 85 years old) Germany

Excellent tidbit <nizmo11>!

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  kingscrusher: Simply amazing stuff - thorn pawn is super dangerous in the variations taking out key escape squares
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