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Svetozar Gligoric vs Lajos Portisch
Chess Olympiad Final-A (1968), Lugano SUI, rd 9, Nov-02
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Gligoric System Exchange at c4 (E54)  ·  1-0


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  wordfunph: Gligoric - Portisch

final position after 32.Qc3! trapping the queen.

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32...Ne6 33.Bb2 Be4 34.Ra1 Qxa1+ 35.Bxa1 Bxc2 36.Qxc2 1-0

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  mrfuddington: User: wordfunph I wonder if using your line, after 33...♗e4, if 34. ♗xe4 is even better, and then something like 34...♕a4 35. ♖a1 ♕e8 36. ♗xa1 ♕xa1 leaving you up a rook instead of 4 pawns.
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  whiteshark: A beautiful game played by Svetozar Gligoric. Black fails to keep the advance of white's pawns under control and meets a sudden attack against his ♔.
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  wwall: After 32.Qc3! Gligoric wrote "There is a double threat: to the Queen (the threat is 33.Ra1), and to the King. For example, if 32...Rc8 33.Bb2 Ne6 34.Bxf5 and wins. Or the only tactical possibility, 32...Ne6 (to answer 33.Ra1 with 33...Nf4) 33.Bb2 Qa5 34.Qe3 and wins."

If 32...Ne6 33.Bb2 Be4 34.Bxe4 Qa4, White could try 35.Qd2, threatening 36.Qxh6+ Kg8 37.Qxg7 mate. Or 35.Rd6, and if 35...fxe4, then 36.Qe5, which seems better than 36.Rxe6 Qd1+ 37.Kh2 Qxh5+ 38.Qh3 Qxh3+ 39.Kxh3 Rf8.

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  iking: queen is trapped .. urgh!
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