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Jan Hein Donner vs Borislav Ivkov
Second Piatigorsky Cup (1966)  ·  Modern Defense: Averbakh Variation (A42)  ·  0-1
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Nov-11-11  Veryrusty: As Ivkov put it in the tournament book, in the final position "White is playing practically with a piece less." The Knight is immobilized, White's King will be tied to the defensive, and Black's King will be able to penetrate.
Jan-10-15
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  zydeco: I love Ivkov's introduction to this game: "A man may have lived in the chess world for twenty years, with his form varying from good to bad as the sun and rain alternate with the seasons, and not ever be aware of the real meaning of the word: last. When he begins to get indications and signs that the word is for him, it is usually too late. To this writer, the new situation [i.e. a game to determine last place] made him cynical: he thanked God that another participant was in even worse chess form."

Donner was usually a meticulous and witty annotator in the tournament book, but apparently couldn't bring himself to go over this fiasco -- it's his only game from the tournament that he doesn't analyze.

13.Qb3, 15.Be3, 18.Rc2, 21.Na4, 23.Rxc8, and 31.f4 are all cited by Ivkov as weak moves.

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