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Efim Geller vs Mark Taimanov
Zurich Candidates (1953), Zurich SUI, rd 27, Oct-18
Spanish Game: Alapin Defense (C60)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-06-02
Premium Chessgames Member
  refutor: taimanov always had original ideas, but you've got to be *very* confident in yourself to play a line like 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bb4?! in a candidates match
Apr-28-03  Rookpawn: In <Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953,> David Bronstein says, "In the Evans Gambit, White sacrifices a pawn in order to lure the black bishop to b4, so that he can play c3 and d4 with tempo. Here the bishop is going to b4 of its own accord, and White can carry out the same idea free of charge, so to speak." Perhaps this is the reason this defense to the Ruy is rarely seen in GM play.
Jul-15-04
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  acirce: Jonny Hector has used it a number of times but it makes very little sense.
Jan-15-12  thejack: This is quite a typical Geller game. Few players (certainly not me! ;)) would have considered something like 11.Ba3, 12.Qh5 and 13.f4.

After 10.-d5 Abramov noted that White "should win if he calmly continues his development (Nd2, Re1 or Qf3)."

Later he gives 26.-h5 as in improvement that would have given Black winning chances.

Nov-19-13  gaviero55: Before Planet Ivanchuk there was Planet Geller!
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