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Robert Huebner vs Lajos Portisch
Hübner - Portisch Candidates Semifinal (1980), Abano Terme ITA, rd 7, Aug-13
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Keres Defense (A14)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Sally Simpson: Black to play (move 24)

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These kind of positions have always tempted me to jump in. (it's a character flaw I thrive on.)

24...Rd8 as played is probably best but 24...Qxe4 jumps out at you.

25. Bxd4 Bc6
26.f3 Qxd4+

That looks OK and so does

25. Bg2 Qd3.

'Looks OK' is my substitute for concrete analysis. If it looks OK then just do it. Once you start analysing then the real problems set in and you see things you do not like.

Why here on this page? Often skip through an unkibitz'd game to see if anything 'pops up'.

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  Fusilli: <That looks OK and so does

25. Bg2 Qd3. >

You think? After the queen exchange and Bxb7 white gets a well supported c-pawn passer. I'd be worried.

<If it looks OK then just do it. Once you start analysing then the real problems set in and you see things you do not like.>

lol... do you ever go to the doctor?

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  Fusilli: <Sally> P.S. I must say, though, that I am more risk-averse than you. And so is everyone else, from what I hear!
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Fusilli,

25. Bg2 Qd3

That is the sub variation. The human would take the exchange 25.Bxd4 they always do.

I saw the Bxb7 line but the day I start worrying about c-pawn passers is the day I give up.

I do not think I could ever play a move like Rd8, especially if I found a reasonable excuse not too.

Danny Kopec, 24th May 1981.

"However, Chandler is a player who most of all resents having to retreat."

It starts down the bottom of the middle column.

May-24-18  morfishine: <Sally Simpson:...Why here on this page? Often skip through an unkibitz'd game to see if anything 'pops up'> You want to find some interesting, unkbitzed games? Go through some of Planinc's Albin Planinc Drawn games, or even his losses! Many times the excitement and tension is indistinguishable from his wins! :)


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