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Kevin Spraggett vs Graham Glen
Ch. Ouvert Montreal (1975), rd 3
French Defense: Advance Variation. Paulsen Attack (C02)  ·  1-0


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  patzer2: This game does appear to end in a zugzwang position in which the "advantage of the move" is a curse and not a blessing. For example, 45..Bh8 46. Nf8 Qd8 47. Bxb5+ Kxb5 48. Qxb7+ Qb6 49. Qxb6# follows from Black's move of the Bishop away from g7.
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  patzer2: Of course White's earlier winning tactic is the deflection (i.e. removing the guard) move 31. Nxg7! This little combination removes the b4 Knight's protection and wins a decisive pawn in a position already approaching a winning bind.
Mar-21-07  wolfmaster: Great game by the Canadian mastermind, Kevin Spraggett. Black is helpless to prevent 46.Bxb5+! Kxb5 47. Qa4#
Apr-19-07  wolfmaster: My fault, 47. Qa7! and Black cannot prevent both Qb6# and Qa4#.
Sep-05-07  Cactus: Why not 13...Nxe3?
Oct-09-07  sanyas: <Cactus> Do you honestly think that's a good move? Honestly?
Sep-23-09  bunbun: sanyas are you able to demonstrate why 13 ....Nxe3 is a bad move??
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  Tactical Wizard: Black in this game is actually Graham Glen (names are reversed). Graham played in Canadian Championship when Ivanov won in the mid 1980's I believe.
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