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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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  al wazir: When I'm clueless, as I was here, I ask myself what I would do in this position if I didn't know there was a win. Sometimes I guess the right move. Sometimes I guess the second best and it turns out also to be winning.

My guess was 18. Ng4, with the idea that it might continue something like this:

18. Ng4 Nd4 19. Nxd4 cxd4 20. Bxd5 exd5 21. e6 Qd8.

At this point I'd be happy with my game. Of course this line isn't nearly as forcing as the one played.

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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