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Svetozar Gligoric vs Leonid Stein
Moscow (1967), Moscow URS, rd 11, Jun-06
King's Indian Defense: Petrosian Variation. Stein Defense (E92)  ·  0-1


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Dec-04-02  ughaibu: These days Stein isn't very well remembered but he was one of the most interesting players during the 60s. He won the Soviet championship three times in four years (I think) and won two of the strongest tournaments of the century, Moscow 1967 and Moscow 1971 (joint with Karpov). Unfortunately he started too late and died too young.
Dec-04-02  drukenknight: what about on: 30 NxB KxB 31 Rg1+ and then Rg2
Dec-04-02  PVS: One of the last of the great Romantics. The most unlucky of the top Soviet players, in 1962 he finished tied with Benko and Gligoric in the interzonal but was unable to advance to the Candidates tournament because of a rule limiting the number of representatives from any single nation (read USSR). In the next cycle, after having shared second in the famous Moscow Zonal of Seven he went to the Amsterdam interzonal and finished fifth, but was again disqualified by the aforementioned rule. The rule was abolished by the 1967 interzonal; he finished in a three way tie for sixth with Hort and Reshevsky and lost the playoff on a tiebreak. He failed to win one of the top four places in the 1969 USSR championship, which was a zonal for the next cycle. In 1973, at the peak of his powers he suffered a fatal heart attack a couple of weeks before the Petropolis interzonal.

This one looks as if it were lost early; White needed something as least as early as move 17.

Dec-04-02  Kulla Tierchen: I see a possible last ditch effort for white with 25. Kh1 Bh6 26. Nf5 Bg5 27. Rff1. Verdad?
Aug-30-06  Albertan: This game was played at the Moscow 1967 Tournament,won by Stein with a score of 11/17 (one point ahead of Smyslov,Gipslis and Bobotsov).
Jul-05-08  Jesspatrick: I think 13.Bg4 is just the wrong idea. I understand the motivation to trade off the light squared Bishop, but that's not the time. It's better to play this position with something like 13.f3 and then the Bishop can either sit on e2 or later move to f1 after the Rook leaves that square.

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