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Viktor Kupreichik vs Karen Ashotovich Grigorian
USSR Championship (1974), Leningrad URS, rd 9, Dec-12
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Main Line (B99)  ·  1-0


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Nov-08-07  sultanmir: I am surprised that this game has not been kibitzed. Unbelievable sacrifices coming from one after another. This game is discussed in Tal's book 'Attack with Mikhail Tal'.
Nov-11-08  zev22407: Kupreichik plays like the young Tal "Sacing" pieces and pawns . I think that 20)R-g5 was simpler and better
Sep-21-09  birthtimes: Nice example of Spielmann's preventive castling sacrifice he discusses in his classic book entitled "The Art of Sacrifice in Chess" where preconditions include the opportunity for utilization by the attacker of open or half open center files, along with opposing forces which are partly undeveloped and scattered (now look at the game again at the 16th move).
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  wwall: This game is full of sacs and potential sacs that could have been played.

Instead of 26.Rd3, perhaps 26.Rxe5! and if 26...Qe1+, then 27.Bg1 Qxe5 28.Nf7, forking queen and king.

Perhaps better than 34.Qh6+, White could play 34.Ng5+ Kg8 35.Bxd5 exd5 36.h6 Rxg5 37,Qxg5, winning.

Instead of 35.Qh8+, faster may be 35.Nxe5 and 36.Ng6.

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