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Borislav Ivkov vs Dragoljub M Ciric
YUG-ch 19th (1963), Zenica YUG, rd 21, Dec-??
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E08)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: Ivkov's pretty positional sac of exchange cramped completely black's play. Following winning attack with sac of Rook on g7 was not difficult but very elegant.
Nov-12-08  Yonathan: Isn't 32.Be4 winning immediately, at least faster?
Dec-02-10  Kinghunt: <Yonathan: Isn't 32.Be4 winning immediately, at least faster?>

32. Be4 dxe4 and the best white can do is force a perpetual check.

Jul-05-11  LIFE Master AJ: Incredible game of chess.
Jul-05-11  LIFE Master AJ: Seems like there would be several POTD's in there ... somewhere ...
Sep-19-11  Cemoblanca: 13...Nf8?! [13...Nxe4!? 14.Nxe4 dxe4 15.Rxe4 Nf6

14...Bb4 [14...Nxe4!? 15.Nxe4 dxe4 16.Qxe4 Nd7]





23.Rd4!? Bxd6 [23...Rd7!?]

24.exd6! [24.cxd6? c5!]

24...Rd7 25.Ne5!




So many beautiful moves in this game. A place in the "Hall of Fame" is more than deserved. :0)

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: An immortal effort.
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  bharat123: Great effort by IVKOV. I tried this game with 'Guess the move tool'. I tried 24.cxd6 instead of exd6 thinking that the e5 and h5 pawns cramp black and white can try king side attack.And I was penalised. I failed to see 35.Bf1 thinking that 36..e5 will hold. But white has forceful 36.Bh3. Scored 91 against par of 65.
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