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Erik Gustaf Ferdinand Hellers vs Lev Polugaevsky
"All Hellers Breaking Loose" (game of the day Mar-24-2016)
Haninge (1989), Haninge SWE, May-??
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Polugayevsky Variation (B96)  ·  1-0


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  GrahamClayton: The power of a pin! (or two....)
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  al wazir: I think 15...f5 was the losing move. At any rate, I always lose when I play moves like that.

What's wrong with 15. Ndxb5 Rd7 16. Qc4 ? After, e.g., 16...Rxd1+ 17. Nxd1 Bb7 18. Nc7+ Kd7/Kd8 (18...Ke7 19. Qb4+, winning the ♗) 19. Rxf7. White is a ♙ up, black's ♙s are weak and his ♔ is awkwardly placed.

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  offramp: The Polugaevsky died with Polugaevsky.
Mar-24-16  Razgriz: I had to check the date to make sure that I wasn't watching Romantic-Era Chess unfolding before my eyes.
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  morfishine: Hellacious attack
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  Once: Fritzie thinks that black starts to go seriously wrong with the sequence 21...Qh6, 22...Nb6 and 23...Nc4. But with a king trapped in the middle it's hard to suggest alternatives.

Very impressive attack by Lev. A crush.

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  morfishine: <Once> Lev Lost
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  Once: Ach, details, details!

Very impressive attack by <the guy sitting opposite> Lev.

That's what I meant to say. Sort of.

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  kevin86: Black position is crushed and pinned by enemy forces. He is doomed!
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  catlover: <al wazir> 15.Ndxb5 looks like another line that gives white pressure against black's position.

I guess it was no surprise that Polugaevsky played the Polugaevsky variation, but this game isn't a great advertisement for that variation. Looks risky.

Mar-24-16  Virgil A: All Hellers Broke Loose
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  offramp: <Virgil A: All Hellers Broke Loose>

That is brilliant!

Jan-28-18  aberdeengrad: I must be missing something. Is there something wrong with 24...Bxd6?
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  ChessHigherCat: aberdengrad: 25. QxK (Watch the corners, Agent Starling, now you're dead!)
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <CHC>--After 24..Bxd6, the white queen is on f6 and the king is not in check. 24..Bxd6 loses to 25 Bc6+ followed by Rxe6+.
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  ChessHigherCat: <GSM> Good point, I was a move behind (And that's why I'm dead!)
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