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Kenneth Regan vs Leonid Alexandrovich Shamkovich
4th World Open (1976), New York, NY USA, Jul-??
Pirc Defense: Kholmov System (B07)  ·  0-1


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  FSR: 7.Bb5!, as in a later game between these two players, wins. White threatens 8.g4, and 7...dxe5 is met by 8.d5! a6 9.dxc6 axb5 10.cxb7 Bxb7 11.Qxb5+, winning a bishop.
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  Eisenheim: isnt 18 ...qb4 deadly here, esp if followed by an eventual ...d5. sequestering thewhite queen and threatening mate
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  KWRegan: FSR, right you are! Now for an odd story. Both games occurred in the last round of big CCA Swisses when we were contending for prizes. In the present game, in 1976, I accidentally pocketed Shamkovich's glasses, since they were like my own. Poor man couldn't find them the whole game, and it was a combination of him being too polite to ask/accuse me, and of me just being clueless. However, it didn't hurt his sight of the board any, as he improvised the sacrifice and played a wonderful attack after my 7.g4(?). At the end my mother found the extra glasses in my bag---and my mortification was only tempered by the fact that we did give Shamkovich a ride home that night.

In the return game (November 1978) he had his glasses on...but he simply /forgot/ he had been shown the refutation 7.Bb5 by a GM friend! It had also been published in a magazine---which I didn't know; I had found it myself that night after we dropped Shamkovich home in 1976. I think I won in 18 moves---gracious as always he did the post-mortem with me and that's when he remembered. Incidentally 7.Bb5 is also the correct reply to 6...Ng4, when 7...O-O 8.Bxc6 bxc6 9.h3 Nh6 10.Nf3 is unclear.

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  perfidious: There are superior alternatives to 6....Nh5; while the line 6....Nxd4 7.exf6 Nxe2 8.fxg7 Rg8 9.Ngxe2 Rg7 is considered equal and I played several games with it against 2300+ players, I wouldn't care to repeat it-White's game is easier to play, in my opinion.

The idea 6....Ng4 7.e6 Nxd4 8.Qxg4 Nxc2+ 9.Kf1 is complex and probably doesn't offer White much against careful defence. 6....Nd7 is a solid move I tried against the young Patrick Wolff.

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  FSR: <KWRegan> Thanks! Very belatedly noticed your comment just now.
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