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Vladimir Raicevic vs Aivars Gipslis
Vrnjacka Banja (1975), Vrnjacka Banja YUG, Apr-??
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation General (A28)  ·  0-1
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Jan-25-08
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  tpstar: 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 <English 4N> 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Bb4 6. Bg5 h6 <6 ... Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 h6 8. Nxc6 bxc6 9. Be3 Taimanov vs Savon, 1974 > 7. Bh4 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 d6 <The opening has a distinct Nimzo-Indian look Opening Explorer - 8 ... Ne5 9. Nb5 a6 10. Qd4 d6 11. Bxf6 gxf6 Ragozin vs V Sozin, 1937 > 9. f3 Ne5 10. e4 Ng6 11. Bf2 0-0 12. Qd2 c6 13. Be2 d5 <Interesting that Black fights for the center with 12 ... c6 & 13 ... d5> 14. exd5 cxd5 15. c5 <15. cxd5 Nxd5 is good for Black> Nh5 <[last book move]<>> 16. 0-0 Nhf4 17. Bb5 Bh3! <Attack on g2> 18. Bg3 <18. gxh3? Qg5+ 19. Bg3 Nxh3+ wins the Qd2> Nxg2 19. Rf2 N2h4 20. Bd6 Qf6 <So Black's Kingside play was an intentional exchange sacrifice> 21. Bxf8 Rxf8 22. f4 Rc8 23. Re1 Bf5 24. Nxf5 Nxf5 25. Qxd5 Nxf4 <Black's Knights own the Kingside> 26. Qxb7? <[26. Rxf4 Qg5+]<>> Nh3+ 27. Kg2 Ne3+! 28. Kxh3 Qe6+ 29. Rf5 <White must throw away a Rook to avoid mate - 29. Kg3?/Kh4? Qg4#> Qxf5+ 30. Kg3 Qxc5 <Black consolidates while defending the Rc8> 31. Bd3? <[31. Kf3 Qf5+ 22. Kxe3 Rxc3+ 23. Ke2 ]<>> Re8 32. Qf3 <[32. Be4 Qxc3 33. Re2 Nd5+ ]<>> Qd6+ 0-1 <Black wins the Bd3, or else 33. Kf2 Qxd3 34. Rxe3 Qxe3+ trades down into a won K&P endgame>

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