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Bukhuti Gurgenidze vs Paul Keres
EST-GEO (1967), Rapina, rd 2, Jul-08
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Wormald Attack (C77)  ·  1-0


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  tpstar: Beautiful win by White here - fine opening play, nice transition to the middlegame, then sparkling tactics against a legendary tactician. Notice the Knights attack while protecting each other (d4 & f5), and same with the Rooks (c6 & c1). By 31. Qg3 White has built a dominating position; 31 ... Rb4 32. Rxc7! Qd8 (32 ... Nxc7? 33. Qxg7#) 33. Nh6+ Kh7 (33 ... Kf8? 34. Rxf7#) 34. Nxf7 is simplest. The back rank idea 33. Rc8!? (intending 34. Rxe8+! & 35. Qxg7#) lets Black slip out with 33 ... Qf6, and now 34. R1c6?! fails to 34 ... Re1+ 35. Kh2 Rbb1 giving White a serious back rank problem. Even after swiping the exchange, White's combination from 34. Rxc7! through 43. Nc6+ is just stunning. Maybe Black had to try 36 ... Kh7 instead.

tpstar-YBMV (FICS 4/1/06): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Qe2 a6 5. Ba4 b5 6. Bb3 Nd4? (a stock trap) 7. Nxd4 exd4 8. e5 Ng8 9. Qf3 Nh6 10. Qxa8 and White won (1-0).

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