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Mark Taimanov vs Laszlo Szabo
Zurich Candidates (1953), Zurich SUI, rd 22, Oct-10
Dutch Defense: Rubinstein Variation (A84)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Apr-18-03  Rookpawn: Perhaps Black could have tried 48... Nf4! Now:

a) 49. e8=Q e1=Q+ 50. Bxe1 Rxg2+ 51. Kh1 Qxf3 and White cannot stop mate.

b) 49. Be1 Rc1 50. e8=Q Rxe1+ 51. Kh2 Rh1+ 52. Kxh1 e1=Q+ 53. Kh2 Qxe8 etc.

c) 49. Qf5+ Qxf5 50. e8=Q e1=Q+ 51. Bxe1 Rxg2+ 52. Kf1 Rh2 53. Qe5 Qc2 etc.

[Variations from <Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953> by Bronstein]

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  refutor: earlier in the kibitzer's cafe, somebody was commenting (in jest i believe) about the "double stonewall", here it is in practice ladies and gentlemen ;)
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  Sneaky: Yack... I hate it, it makes me sick to my stomache. How can a game which produces such beauty also produce such a stuffy clogged-up logjam like this? There ought to be a law against this kind of chess.
Jan-21-15  Howard: Just looked this game last night in both Najdorf's and also Bronstein's books.

Yes, 48...Nf4 apparently would have won.

Jul-13-17  cwcarlson: 38.♕f5? ♕e3=; 38.h4! ♕g4 39.♕f5 ♕f5 40.♖f5 ♘e7 [40...♘b4? 41.♗b4 ♖b4 42.e6 ] 41.♖f1 .
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