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Yasser Seirawan vs Gyula Sax
Linares (1983), Linares ESP, rd 1, Feb-12
English Opening: Symmetrical. Three Knights Variation (A34)  ·  0-1



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Sep-05-15  Sally Simpson: Arrived on this page by chance.

But one should never miss the opportunity to go over a Sax game.

Although this one by his standards has no fireworks it finishes with a BANG!

White has just played 39 Qd7 (is there a clue in the move number 39 as to the why?)

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Black to Play:

We now employ the pre-move Reinfeld Scan.

Is there an unprotected piece in the position.?


Is there a check in the position?


Can you link the two to your advantage?


Regarding the opening and an amusing tale of the days before databases and instant live games you should now go to:

Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1980

Sep-05-15  Bruce Graham: Thanks Sally- Sax has been on my radar since the '70s. Always wondered if he was related to the inventor of the saxophone.
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  HeMateMe: Sax is on my radar every weekend. Unfortunately, too many girls fly below radar.
Sep-05-15  Howard: Seirawan played this, as White, against Peters in the 1981 U.S. championship, though that game is not in the Chessgames database for some reason---albeit at least one other database has it.

That game was a "tactical brawl" (as one article describes it) in which Peters emerged two pawns up, but Seirawan forced a draw.

Sep-05-15  Retireborn: <Howard> Seirawan had more success with the line in this game:-

Seirawan vs A Kuligowski, 1983

The Peters game is good fun, with the black king stuck in the middle and Seirawan not quite able to get at it.

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