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Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs John Nunn
Szirak Interzonal (1987), Szirak HUN, rd 10, Jul-30
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Main Line (C89)  ·  0-1


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  perfidious: Nunn wrote as follows in his annotations to this game in his second collection of best games:

<GM Ljubomir Ljubojevic is fluent in several languages and is capable of talking at an amazing speed in all of them so much so that he has acquired the nickname "Motormouth". Having a post-portem with Ljubojevic is usually great fun; he will try to defend any position, no matter how bad, saying over and over "It's not so simple". If you find a nice tactic, he will remark, "You're very trickful". Late news has it that Ljubo no longer says "trickful". The other players had carefully avoided correcting him for years, but some spoilsport must have told Ljubo that the word is "tricky".>

Ljubomir Ljubojevic

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  offramp: 19.Re6!?TN K Mokry vs K Panczyk, 1984 had continued 19.Re1.

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19...Nf4 "This move should lead to a draw by perpetual check. Therefore 19...f4! is slightly better." - Nunn

20. Rxd6? "This move loses. The right line was 20.f3 Nh3+ 21.Kg2 Nf4+ 22.Kg1+" - Nunn


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"Ljubojevic had overlooked this move." - Nunn

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The final position. "It is mate in a few moves." - Nunn.

BCM 1987, p.422.

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