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Nikolay Dmitrievich Grigoriev vs Alexander Alekhine
USSR Championship (1920), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Oct-04
Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General (C60)  ·  0-1


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  tpstar: Interesting Ruy Lopez Cozio with an early ... g6. Black got a very playable position, then equalized with 12 ... d5 13. ed Nxd5. White played 14. Be5 to avoid 14 ... Qb6 hitting the Pd4 & the Pb2; I was going to suggest 14. Nc3?! to solve both problems but Black has 14 ... Nb6 winning the Pd4. After 16 ... Qb6 White might have tried 17. Nb3 a5 18. Nc5 similar to the game except Black doesn't get in ... f5 with tempo. 20. Bd6!? was one way to prevent 20 ... f4 trapping the Bishop, but Black swiped 2 Pawns and then got a swift Kingside attack when White declined to trade Queens (being 2 Pawns down). The end sequence is very efficient; 24. g3 is out due to 24 ... Rxe1+ 25. Qxe1 Qf3 26. Kf1 Qh1+ 27. Ke2 Re8+ wins the Queen, then 25. Kf1 fails to 25 ... Rxe1+ 26. Kxe1 (26. Qxe1? Bc4+) Re8+ 27. Kd2 Qxg2+ with a rout.
Oct-07-07  sanyas: 11.Ba4 intending Bc2 was surely better.
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  GrahamClayton: <Sanyas>11.Ba4 intending Bc2 was surely better.

After 11.♗a4 Black has 11..g5 12.♗g3 ♕b6 with a double attack on the b2 and d4 pawns.

White's troubles started with 6.♗g5 ♗g7. As 7.♘c6 bc6 8. ♗ moves ♗b2 loses the exchange, 7.c3 is forced, but this means the White knight has no access to c3.

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  Fusilli: After 23...Qg4! all Black pieces but the a8-rook are engaged in the attack on the white king. Meanwhile, three white pieces are enjoying touristic views up there on the queenside.
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