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Althausen vs Vladimir Simagin
Ch URS (1943), Moscow URS
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov Variation (B76)  ·  0-1


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Nov-19-03  lordazol: Its a good game.10 B e6 is preferable than 10 Bd7 .Maybe its more risky but this is the spirit of Dragon. Exchanges nights shows giving advantage to white but this moves gives the opportunity to achieve white bishop to e6 which at this place Bishop is more agressive than passive d7 point.
Nov-19-03  SicilianDragon: If white is exchanging on d4, then the bishop belongs at e6. 10...Bd7 should never be played in the position after 10. Bxd4. By the way, it's not that risky!!!
Nov-22-03  lordazol: My mean is not 10...Bd7 .
My mean is 9...NxN is risky,after this exchange Bd7 is out of the question.My mean is without exchange than 9...Bd7 is not agressive as this variation. Dragon players as young GMSahriyar and IM Rauf prefers without knight exchange than 9....Bd7 both players are having
good results.
Nov-22-03  lordazol: Sorry for the first kibitz i wrote 10..
Bd7 by mistakenly instead af 9....Bd7 without exchange
Nov-22-03  drukenknight: English grammar lesson:

"My mean is not"

A better way to say that is:

"What I meant to say is..."


"What I meant was...."

The word "what" is used similar to the word "this" or French "C'est." Good luck w/ English; lordazol!

Nov-22-03  ravrdj: haha what an a$$


Nov-23-03  lordazol: Thanks for the lessons.Sure i m using
English not good as you.But im glad you understand what i mean.
Aug-25-04  siggemannen: <lordazol> good to have you here, don't mind the language, it's the kibitz in itself that counts!
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  Zenchess: 13. h4? was White's losing move; stuff like ...Rxc3/...Qxa2 should never happen in a high-level game like this.
Apr-26-06  stanleys: Things are not so simple - even after 15.Kc1 white seems to be ok(he is ready to meet 15...Rc8 by 16.Qa3.One has also to see 15...Bxg4! 16.fxg4 was the decisive mistake.Instead 16.Be2 remains unclear
Mar-20-07  chessamateur: Wow, those are some killer tactics! Is this the earliest Yugoslav in the Database?
May-01-12  Robeson: "13. h4? was White's losing move; stuff like ...Rxc3/...Qxa2 should never happen in a high-level game like this."

Yes, it really IS a shame that White didn't anticipate the development of the positional exchange sac and 70 years of Dragon theory. Maybe he was distracted by the war or something. Either that or he was a very weak player indeed to be playing in the Soviet Championship.

May-01-12  Robeson: BTW, this isn't the complete score but none exists at this point. Simagin indicates that the pawns soon won.
Aug-23-12  Polerio: The event of this game must be wrong. There were none USSR Championship in 1943. Neither Simagin nor Althausen would have been strong enough to play in such a strong event at this time. My guess is that the game was played in the semifinal of the Moscow Championship, november 1943. The final of the city championship took place from december 5. 1943 to january 11. 1944. Botvinnik won, Simagin finished 8th.
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