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Alexander Kotov vs Gordon Thomas Crown
GBR- URS (1947), London ENG, rd 2, Sep-22
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Normal Defense (E81)  ·  1-0

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Jun-24-10
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  Benzol: The flip-side to the more famous encounter G Crown vs Kotov, 1947
Apr-20-22
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  Phony Benoni: Looks like poor Crown got lulled a bit.

All game long, the White queen had been moving hesitantly, a single square at a time. Once, in a fever of bravery she made it two squares, but she took an aspirin and thfit had passed.

Then, at move 33:


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She stuck to the pattern with <33.Qg1>. Crown apparently thought, "What possible harm could there be in protecting the pawn with <33...b6>?

And the Kraken was released.

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