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Aron Reshko vs Vadim Z Faibisovich
Leningrad (1969), ??
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Botvinnik System (A36)  ·  1-0



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  GrahamClayton: 16. ♗xg7!! - Reshko sees that the elimination of the g7 bishop and the weakness along the a1-h8 diagonal more than compensates for the 2nd Black Queen, which is out of play on a1.

Black's last chance was 22...♖b3, intend to remove the dominant White bishop with 23...♖xc3.

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  Jonathan Sarfati: White would play 26.♖xg6+ next.

The real problem is that the board is just too small for two ♕s if there are a fair number of pieces on the board.

Compare Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 Korchnoi learned from Korchnoi vs E German, 1962, where he had drawn with a weaker player despite obtaining two ♕s. Korchnoi explained:

"During the analysis, I discovered something very remarkable: the board is simply too small for two Queens of the same color. They only get in each other's way. I realize that this might sound stupid, but I fully mean it. The advantage is much less than one would expect by counting material."

Mar-11-14  romansharp: This is an amazing game. Chess Engines cannot see the Queen sacrifice.
Jul-03-16  scholes: On my 32 bit machine, lastest SF dev evaluates 16 Bxg7 only two tenth of a pawn worse than less spectacular 16 Ndf2. But it has also takes time finding 17 Bc3. Incredible game. White gives Black the queen and also ignores a exchange. If one of the players was famous then this game would have been in every chess book. And black did not make a gross blunders untill he is already lost. This makes me believe 16 Bxg7 was the best move
Jun-20-17  QueensideCastler: 17. Bc3 is crucial to maintain the initiative. There is no hurry to capture the exchange when opponent is a queen up.

I found a very similar game with colors reversed. Instead of 18...Qh3 (which is winning) i find 18...Bc6 interesting to see how things turn out.

Vinsot, Robin-Gael vs Sarakauskas, Gediminas, 2004

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