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Efim Geller vs Josif Yefimovich Vatnikov
URS-ch sf (1950), Kiev USSR
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Main Line Sherbakov Variation (B89)  ·  1-0
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Jul-11-04  dac1990: Another excellent game which deserves mention.
Jul-11-04  acirce: It was only excellent by one of the players though. At most.
Jul-18-05
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  davewv: The Application of Chess Theory by Geller, Page 27
Jun-18-11  qqdos: 13...f6? was Black's mistake. The correct move is 13..Nxb3! as played in Bilek vs Petrosian, Oberhausen, 1961 (0-1) 19m. The following year Fischer found an improvement against Korchnoi, Curacao, 1962 13...Nxb3 14.Nc6 Qd6 15.Qxd6! Bxd6 16.axb3 Be6 17.Na7 Rb8 18.Ra6? (better 18.Ne4! aiming for 19.Nd6) Nf6 19.Rb6 Rxb6 Bxb6 20.Rb8 .... but Fischer eventually lost in 45 moves.
Jun-18-11  qqdos: P.S. In the above sequence a few capture signs (x) have been omitted. 16...Bxe6 17.Nxa7 Rb8 18.Ra6? Nf6 19.Rxb6 ...
Jun-13-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Geller vs J Vatnikov, 1950.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF GELLER.
Your score: 13 (par = 13)

LTJ

May-29-15
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  perfidious: <qqdos: 13...f6? was Black's mistake. The correct move is 13..Nxb3! as played in Bilek vs Petrosian, Oberhausen, 1961 (0-1) 19m. The following year Fischer found an improvement against Korchnoi, Curacao, 1962 13...Nxb3 14.Nc6 Qd6 15.Qxd6! Bxd6 16.axb3 Be6 17.Na7 Rb8 18.Ra6? (better 18.Ne4! aiming for 19.Nd6) Nf6 19.Rb6 Rxb6 Bxb6 20.Rb8 .... but Fischer eventually lost in 45 moves.>

This, too, is not the whole story: Fischer played very weakly in the subsequent ending to lose from the position given after twenty moves.

Jan-27-18
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  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWC....
Jan-28-18
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  Big Pawn: Some 23 years ago or do, Joseph Vatnikov analyzed a game with me at my old chess club.
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