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Lev Polugaevsky vs Boris Gulko
"Lev and Let Die" (game of the day Mar-16-2006)
43rd USSR Championship (1975), Yerevan ARM, rd 12, Dec-??
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Queens Indian Variation (A17)  ·  1-0


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Mar-07-06  RandomVisitor: <Parriotblue>the black queen is on g4 in your line and cannot move to f6. Besides, after 28.g4 Qg4+ 29.Ng3 the only playable move is Qf4 else it is mate in 7 or less.

After Ng3 white threatens Rxe6 and Qg7 mate. The Black Queen has been lured away from the f-pawn and cannot capture it.

Mar-07-06  RandomVisitor: In all honesty, the g4 line is a curiosity - the best move is still Nd6.

Mar-07-06  kolobok: i thought Ng5 also wins no defense against it treating quenn h7 if black NxN then Qg7++
Mar-07-06  Caligula: This is a little off topic, but how do I make those pictures of the board with a certain position, like in RandomVisitor's post?

Thank you.

Mar-07-06  Sami Jr: <kolobok> Black is not forced to 28. Ng5 NxNg5 read my previous post: <BUT if 28 Ng5 Qxf6 then whites plans for checkmate are foiled! 28 Nd6 is a sure bet.>

<Woodpusher264> c7xd6 does not work for black because then 29. e1xe6 ... with white's Q delivering mate on g7 on the following move with support of pawn on f6 if black's Q does not take the pawn. If black does take the white pawn to prevent mate (29. e1Xe6 Qxf6), then the white rook takes black's Q(30. Rxf6). Either way leads to a sure victory for white making black resign.

Mar-07-06  aazqua: The problem with g4 is that after h*g4 you've conceded that you're back to square one. Nd6 wasn't too hard to find. THere just aren't that many possiblities in this position and ng5 q*p was clear to come up short.
Mar-07-06  PaulLovric: hello in here
Mar-07-06  PaulLovric: come on java
Mar-07-06  RandomVisitor: <Caligula>There is a special way to represent a position on a board in FEN notation - I forget what it stands for.

You just enter a FEN string in your post and chessgames converts it to a position.

go to GOOGLE, enter "chess FEN notation" and it should tell you how to do it.

Mar-07-06  PaulLovric: does anyone know why this is not working for me????????????
Mar-07-06  RandomVisitor: <PaulLovric>click on the java-troubleshooting link at the top of this page, under the diagram that is obviusly not displaying for you.

Perhaps you have java turned off in your browser.

Mar-09-06  PaulLovric: <RandomVisitor> thanks but i have done all that to no avail. i have been here and gone through thousands of games but i use a computer at work, with a department of education, who insists on only letting java to be used for educational purposes. so they ban me from using it here, what a joke! funny thing is that at times i get in and at others i can not. right now i am going through this game but yesterday i could not, go figure what are these etheral geniuses up to ;-(
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Nimzowitsch would have loved the position after 15.Re4--all 5 of White's pieces are over-protecting the pawn at e5.
Mar-16-06  AniamL: I knew this game looked familiar... like, REALLY familiar. Didn't realize it was puzzle of the day only a week ago though!
Mar-16-06  dakgootje: <who insists on only letting java to be used for educational purposes. so they ban me from using it here, what a joke!> LOL!

<I knew this game looked familiar... like, REALLY familiar. Didn't realize it was puzzle of the day only a week ago though!> Yes indeed, i saw it wasnt coloured blue (you know where you click on it at the main page), so i knew i had seen, played or skipped quick trough it not too long ago... Then i saw a familiar position...and then i saw that some people 'missed' it. So i wondered how you can miss a GOTD, after which i realised it had been the puzzle of 7 march =)

Mar-16-06  backyard pawn: Polugaevsky's actual 28. Nd6 is beautiful, but I thought the knight was headed to 28. Ng5 Nothing wrong with that, is there?
Mar-16-06  backyard pawn: Oops...28., Qxf6. Never mind!
Mar-16-06  alexandrovm: the idea of the rook for knight exchange follow by mate or if queen takes pawn then loses the rook cannot be properly answered by black...
Mar-16-06  EmperorAtahualpa: This last move 28.Nd6 is truly beautiful. I don't mind that this game served as a puzzle only a few days ago. Now we can worship 28.Nd6 some more. :)
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  kevin86: Why the rerun? It was a fine puzzle-and the pun fit,so that's the reason.

I really enjoyed the irony of black's dark bishop. It was a BAD bishop all game,but right after it was exchanged,it became indespensable-lol

Mar-16-06  schnarre: Hmmnnnn....wonder if there's any Guns n' Roses fans on this site.....
Mar-16-06  Jim Bartle: Just have some Patience...
Mar-16-06  Nostalgia: <schnarre: Hmmnnnn....wonder if there's any Guns n' Roses fans on this site....> I'm sure there are some Beatles fans, too ;)


Mar-16-06  McCool: This looks familiar. Hmmmmm..
Sep-10-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: Cute one. I spent some time trying to make 28 Ng5 work, but in fact it fails miserably to 28 ... Qxf6. So that's the defense to prevent. It can't be prevented by maintaining coverage of the pawn, if White hopes to attack, so it needs to be prevented via tempo instead.

29 Nd6 fits the bill, in a kind of clearance sacrfice. Since it forks queen and rook, the only possible defense is 29 ... cxd6. Now White plays 30 Rxe6 threatening a couple of checkmates, and Black can't prevent both mates with a single defensive move.

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