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Fridrik Olafsson vs Herman Pilnik
Pilnik - Olafsson (1955), Reykjavik ISL, rd 2, Nov-27
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Goteborg (Argentine) (B98)  ·  1-0

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Dec-08-20
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  offramp: A superb back-and-forth game. Like Najdorf, Pilnik is an expert in the Sicilian, and here he uses the Argentinian method (...g7-g5) to get a great square for his knight on e5.


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Throughout the game Pilnik suffered because there was nowhere safe for his king.


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26. g5.
*****
Pilnik misses a chance for a large advantage with...


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34...Bf6! He played 34...Rg3.
*****
Olafsson was now winning! Pilnik must have been very disappointed.

Fortune shone on him one last time.


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At this very late stage, 46...Rd1! draws.
Pilnik missed it. And I'm not bloody surprised.

Dec-08-20  erimiro1: Very sharp game by both sides. It was mentioned that 34.-Rg3 was a mistake by Pilnik.
Dec-09-20  Straclonoor: I add some analysis

Analysis by Stockfish 051020:

1. -+ (-5.32): 31...Qg7 32.Be6 Rf3 33.Na5 Rd2 34.Bxf7+ Rxf7 35.Qxf7+ Qxf7 36.Rxf7 Kxf7 37.Nxb7 Nxg5 38.hxg5 e3 39.Rc4 Rd1+ 40.Kc2 e2 41.Rf4+ Kg6 42.Re4 e1Q 43.Rxe1 Rxe1 44.Kb3 Re5 45.Ka4 Re2 46.Kb3 Kxg5 47.Na5 Kf4 48.Nc6 Bd6 49.a3 bxa3 50.bxa3 Ke4 51.Na5 Re3+ 52.Kc4 Rxa3 53.Nc6 Ra1 54.Nd8 Be7 55.Ne6 a5 56.Kb3 Ra3+ 57.Kc4 a4 58.Nd4 Ra1 59.Nc2

<31....Bd5> was very strong too

2. -+ (-5.06): 31...Bd5 32.Qxh7 Rxh3 33.g6 Kd7 34.gxf7 Rxb3 35.axb3 e3 36.Qd3 Qe4 37.Rfd1 Ke6 38.Rc4 Qxd3+ 39.Rxd3 Bxc4 40.Rxe3+ Kxf7 41.bxc4 Rd2 42.b3 Bf6 43.Kc1 Rh2 44.Kd1 Rxh4 45.Ke2 Bd4 46.Rg3 Be5 47.Rf3+ Ke6 48.Kd3 Bd6 49.Re3+ Kd7 50.Rf3 Kc6 51.Rf6 Rh3+ 52.Kd4 Rh1 53.Kd3 Rh4 54.Rg6 Rh5 55.Kd4

<33...f5?> was mistake, as shown above 33....Kd7! right way.

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