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Leonid Alexandrovich Shamkovich vs Milan Rodoje Vukcevich
USA-chT phone (1976), rd 5
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack (B77)  ·  0-1


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Jan-11-10  I play the Fred: 16...Ng3! is a thing of beauty, as well as the rest of the game. Dr. Vuckcevic must have been proud to beat Shamkovich in such a way. Hell, I'll bet Shamkovich appreciated the sacrifice, even if he didn't care much for the result.
Mar-11-10  UnsoundHero: I had the pleasure of watching this game as it was being played. It's from the National Chess League telephone matches. Vukcevich was playing for Cleveland, Shamkovich for New York.
Aug-25-11  Albanius: 16..Ng3!! is a tremendous shot, but I think 17..Rxc3 wins faster than ..Bxc3 as played:

A: 18 bxc3 Bxc3 and the threat of Qa3+ and Qb2# wins the Q;

B: 18 Qh2 Rxe3 and B is a piece up, W just has a check;

C: 18 Bd4 Bxd4! 19 Qxd4 Rxf3 with 2 Ps up;
if 20 Rxh7? e5! 21 Qxd6 Kxh7 B is up a R, with f6 and e5 covered;

D: 18 Ne2 Qa2 19 Nxc3? Qa1+20 Nb1 Bxb2#.

Oct-23-12  rilkefan: <Albanius>, I was expecting ...Rxc3 as well - when I saw ...Bxc3 instead I thought, Well, that's why he's a GM and I'm not. But stockfish thinks the game line is just 0.00 (black forces a perpetual) while your move is -3. After ...Rxc3 18.bxc3 Qa3+ and Be6 is fatal. And 18.Rxh7/19.Rh1+/20.bxc3/21.Kd1 is even worse than 18.Bd4.
Oct-23-12  BwanaVa: UnsoundHero, I thought this was an NCL game!
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