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Grigory Levenfish vs Lev Aronin
URS-ch sf (1950), Gorky (Russia), rd 6
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1-0


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Aug-29-03  madraven3: on move eight, why doesn't black take what appears to be a free pawn?
Aug-29-03  ughaibu: If he takes with the knight Qf3 looks troublesome, if he takes with the bishop after exchanging on e4 Qf3 looks even stronger.
Aug-29-03  ughaibu: In the second line Qd5 looks like an immediate winner.
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  Honza Cervenka: <In the second line Qd5 looks like an immediate winner.> The Queen cannot move on d5 as the white Knight occupies d4. I guess that you have meant Bd5. That's right.
Aug-29-03  ughaibu: After posting the first time I was thinking about it and forgot about the knight on d4, and of course I didn't check the position. Thanks for the correction.
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  dnash007: He should have taken the pawn, placing the Q on f3, would of had a reponse of Nc5 fleeing for saftey.
Nov-22-03  fatbaldguy: dnash007, after 8 Qf3 Nc5, 9 Q:f7+ is pretty bad for black.
Mar-23-05  mabelod: 8)... n:e4 then
9) b:f7+ followed by q:f3 (knight cannot move back as the bishop will be captured) if 8)... b:e4 then white exchanges and then b:f7+ followed by q-f3 - this time the knight is pinned because of the rook on a8.
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  Joshka: So Levenfish actually used 6.Bc4 first!??
Aug-11-08  myschkin: . . .

finally 19...Ra8 (to support the a-pawn)

by playing

15...Rfb8 <Lev> would have had an easier game ahead.

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