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Rene Letelier Martner vs Miguel Najdorf
Montevideo 1954  ·  King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E80)  ·  1-0
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Given 6 times; par: 27 [what's this?]

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Jun-29-02  bishop: Letelier is best known for being on the losing end of a queen sacrifice brilliancy vs Bobby Fischer. Here he shows that he too can play brilliantly
Sep-06-03  Tigran Petrosian: THat rook sac is very deep.
Jun-12-07  vonKrolock: Some photos from the Montevideo 1954 Tournament here
Jun-17-09  amitg: 27.... Rxb5 28. Rh1 Qa5 29.Rxh5+ Nxh5 30.Qxh5+ Bh6 31.Qxh6#

29.... Nxf7 30.gxf7 Nh7 31.Qxh5 and 32.Qxh7#

29.... Nxf7 30.gxf7 Ng8 31.Rxh5+ Nh6 32.Rxh6+ Bxh6 33.Qxh6#

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: As jaw-dropping astonishing as the Rook sacrifice is 27.0-0-0. It is not immediately obvious that the White King is safe on this side of the board. 17.White to Play is an unaolvable Sunday puzzle.
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  FSR: Letelier usually lost to Najdorf. When he won, he did it by sacking all his pieces and winning brilliantly - as in this game and Letelier vs Najdorf, 1964.
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  FSR: This is a great game. It should definitely be a GOTD.
Sep-21-12  shakman: Isn't c6 and then c5 loss of time?

Found another game with same line ... Pachman vs I Bilek, 1957

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  perfidious: <shakman> Here's a more common version from the old days (Tal vs Boleslavsky, 1958); while Black won that game, closing the centre can hardly be right when his opponent is ready for action on either side of the board, and wasting a tempo (as here) with ....c6 and ....c5 should come in for severe treatment.
Feb-28-13  ForeverYoung: This game deserves a thorough annotation. I may do so in the near future. How can Rxh5 be correct? Great attack by Letelier.
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