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Ilya Yulyevich Smirin vs Boris Gelfand
URS-ch FL55 (1987), Sverdlovsk URS, Nov-??
Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20)  ·  1-0


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Mar-03-04  Whitehat1963: Very nice. I'm surprised no one has commented on this excellent knock out.
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  Honza Cervenka: 11.Nd5!! is simply stunning move. Superb game.
Oct-03-06  Sleeping kitten: In fact 11.Nd5 was first played in Leonid Stein vs B Furman, 1969 it was not new.
Jan-28-12  FSR: Yes, the Nd5 sac in this kind of position is old hat.
Jan-28-12  FSR: See also
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