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Efim Geller vs Alexey Sokolsky
USSR Championship (1950), Moscow URS, rd 10, Nov-27
French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Variation General (C18)  ·  1-0


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Mar-28-04  ughaibu: Multi-queens in a miniature.
Oct-23-06  notyetagm: In "Mastering The French With The Read And Play Method", Neil McDonald writes after 19 h6: "It's nice to have a plan".
Oct-24-06  who: Sokolsky entirely overvalues his queen in this game. His queen on e3 does nothing but spite check, whereas Geller's queen actually helps promote a pawn.
Oct-16-07  notyetagm: <who: Sokolsky entirely overvalues his queen in this game. His queen on e3 does nothing but spite check, whereas Geller's queen actually helps promote a pawn.>

Game Collection: Grooming passed pawns for promotion

Position after 22 ♕f6x♖g5:

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Position after 25 h7-h8=♕+ 1-0:

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  Naniwazu: This is game 33 in 'The Application of Chess Theory' (Geller, 1984).
Nov-04-13  Conrad93: Wouldn't 9...Ng6 be better?
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