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Lajos Portisch vs Ivan Radulov
"Back Against the Wall" (game of the day Jun-17-2007)
Budapest (1969)
English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Defense (A10)  ·  1-0
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Feb-04-07  morphyvsfischer: A model example of screwing over the Stonewall formation. 11...Bd6 or 11...Ne4 is necessary, rather than wasting a tempo.

14...Bc7 15 b5! crushes black.

19...Reb8 is correct, and may be enough to hold a draw. Weakening the b6 square is not worth stopping Nb4 in response to ...Ba6.

27 ...Bxe2 28 Qd2 followed by 29 a5 squashes Black. Portisch gave 28 Qxa8+?! Qxa8 29 b7 Qb8 30 Bf1, claiming that white will queen, but did not seem to consider 30...Bb5 or even ...Bc4.

30...fxe4? 31 Bh3 wins immediately.
30...dxe4 31 d5! exd5 32 Bh3 g6 33 Qf6+ Kg8 34 Bxf5! gxf5 35 Kh1 Be2 36 Rg1+ Bg4 37 Qxf5 also wins.

31...exf5 32 e6+ wins.

Jun-17-07  Chess Carnival: Easy Like Sunday Morning...
Jun-17-07
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  playground player: Black's 28...Rxa4 was a fatal error, letting the White Queen slip into the backfield. Ouch!
Jun-17-07
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  Peligroso Patzer: At first glance, 27. ... Bd3 (discovering an attack on White's Queen and also attacking his Rook) seemed strong. On closer inspection, however, I realized that White would simply play the Queen sacrifice (28. Qxa8+) followed by 29. exd3, and then win with the passed a- and b-pawns.
Jun-17-07
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  fm avari viraf: Atlas,Portisch could grind out a win with his tactical expertise which looked Radulov would hang on.
Jun-18-07
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  kevin86: White managed to get past the gates and pick up and queen for a rook in the process. Black chased him where he wanted to go.
Feb-19-09  Breyannis Nektarios: Why is this classified as A10? It's a Dutch.
Feb-06-11  kia0708: Portisch is brilliant here, this is really "Back Against the Wall" game.
Aug-11-12
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  Naniwazu: A model game of how to exploit the Stonewall formation. Portisch brilliantly exploits the e5 square in combination with play on the b-file.
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