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Georgy Lisitsin vs Vladimir Simagin
USSR Championship (1955), Moscow URS, rd 2, Feb-12
Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical Variation (A04)  ·  0-1


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Nov-21-06  gabisrael: A very good game from Simagin. A good plan from the opening and a precise finish. Lisitsin 12.Nxc5 was innecessary and 24.dxe4 his worst mistake, leaving black pawns all the way forward. White rooks were never coordinated and that was the detail of the strong moves 25...d3! and 31...f2+! An instructive game
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  Phony Benoni: Loose Pieces Drop Off, as they say:

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<31.c5> gave Black his chance to demonstrate this, beginning with <31...f2+>. Since 32.Qxf2 would abandon his bishop and 32.Kxf2 would allow the fork 32...Qf7+, White had no choice but <32.Kf1>.

Now, <32...Qe6> exploited the loose rook to gain another tempo. After <33.Qc2 Qh3+>, White still avoided 34.Kxf2 Bxd3 and 35...Qxh2+ will be decisive whether the bishop is recaptured or not. Unfortunately, after <34.Ke2 Qg2 35.Rf1 Bf3+ 36.Kd2> the other rook was now loose, and once it dropped off to <36...Qxf1> White dropped out.

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