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Lajos Portisch vs Garry Kasparov
Skelleftea World Cup (1989), Skelleftea SWE, rd 9, Aug-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation (D35)  ·  0-1


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  acirce: Bobotsov vs Petrosian, 1968
Mar-08-06  who: Thanks for posting the comments to that game. It's amazing how powerful the c4 knight becomes.
May-14-06  notyetagm: 16 ... ♘b5!, <zwischenzug!>, saving multiple tempi in getting the knight to d6.
Feb-04-07  morphyvsfischer: Ah, the perfect example of the Minority Attack getting schooled. Most of the time, it is harped upon as unstoppable, but here, we can see the cons of it. White needs to play 15 Bxc7 if he wants to obtain a non-losing result.

Apr-02-07  gambitfan: Is this game a good example of the so called <minority attack> ?
Apr-02-07  gambitfan: ENDGAME: ♘+♙♙♙♙ vs ♘+♙♙

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88% superior forces win

11% draws

Apr-02-07  micartouse: <Is this game a good example of the so called <minority attack> ?> I think that's what white was counting on, but Garry wasn't having any of it. By keeping the knight on d6, he prevented both b5 and e4 ideas.
Apr-02-07  notyetagm: Position after 14 ... ♘e4x♘c3 15 ♕d3x♘c3?:

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Giddins: <Natural as it seems, this move is a serious positional error. White should have slipped in the <zwischenzug> 15 ♗f4x♘c7!, eliminating Black's knight. Now he will not get another chance.>

A great example of not making the automatic recapture (15 ♕xc3?) when there is a better capture (15 ♗xc7!) that maintains the material balance.

Apr-21-07  sanyas: sanyas: <gambitfan: Is this game a good example of the so called <minority attack> ?>

It's a good example of how NOT to play the minority attack!

<A great example of not making the automatic recapture (15 ♘xc3?) when there is a better capture (15 ♗xc7!) that maintains the material balance.>

It is not so much a question of material equality, as eliminating a potential octopus before it sets its tentacles in.

Apr-23-07  sanyas: Then again, why isn't it always so easy to defend the Karlsbad structure?
Jun-24-12  bystander: Is 15) Dc3x really such a bad move? <Apr-02-07, notyetagm:A great example of not making the automatic recapture (15 xc3?) when there is a better capture (15 xc7!) that maintains the material balance.> After 15) ♗c7x ♕c7x 16) ♕c3x ♗d6 17) ♖ab1 ♕d7 18) a4 a6 I cannot see any advantage for white. The minority attack is stopped (Qd7 and if nessesary Rc8), black has a good bisshop and can start preparing the kingside attack.
Jun-24-12  bystander: After 26..g5, white has an interesting alternative for 27)Qd1. 26)..g5 27)♘c5 ♖6e7 28) ♘b7x and
a) 28..♘b7x 29)♖c6x a5 30 ♕d5
b) 28..♖b7x 29)♖c6x ♘c4 30) ♖a6x

I cannot judge if these lines are better then the variation played in the game. Any thoughts?

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