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Isaac Kashdan vs Alexander Kotov
URS-USA (1946), Moscow URS, rd 2, Sep-14
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov. Modern Variation Kasparov Attack (B17)  ·  1-0

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May-31-14
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Partial revenge for the 2–0 defeat by Kotov the previous year.
Feb-05-18  jerseybob: Black plays as if he had the draw in the bag; the wholesale wood-chopping from moves 14-23 may have lulled him to sleep. After 24..Qc7? he possibly expected 25.QxQ?, but 25.Qc6! is a sudden dose of reality. I don't see a white win after 24..Bb7.
Feb-05-18
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: According to The Computer, had black played 25..Qxc6, given up the a-pawn, blocked in the knight with Bd7, and centralized the king, he could have been able to hold the draw.

+0.36 (40 ply) 25...Qxc6 26.Nxc6 Kf8 27.Nxa7 Bd7 28.Kf1 Ke7 29.Ke1 Kd6 30.Kd2 g5 31.hxg5 hxg5 32.Bd3 Nc7 33.Kc3 b5 34.Bf1 f6 35.g3 Nd5+ 36.Kd2 Nc7 37.Kd3 Nd5 38.Kc2 Nc7 39.Kd2 Kd5 40.Ke3 Kd6 41.Be2 Kd5 42.Kd3 Kd6 43.Kc3 Nd5+ 44.Kc2 Nc7 45.Bf1 Kd5 46.Kd3 Kd6 47.Be2 Nd5

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