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Vladimir Grigorevich Kirillov vs Mark Taimanov
USSR ch sf (1947), rd 10
Spanish Game: Open. Open Variation (C80)  ·  0-1


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Apr-07-04  ughaibu: A knight on the rim and all that. This was a USSR semi-final.
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  aw1988: Right, this is hysterical.
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  Honza Cervenka: Of course, 9...Nxa4 would be a huge mistake for 10. Nd5! and white wins. For example, 10...0-0 11.Nxe7+ Kh8 12.Qh5 (threatening Qxh7+ with next Rh5#) 12...h6 (12...g6 13.Qh4 with threats Qf6# and Qxa4) 13.d3 d6 14.Bxh6 etc.
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  tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 11. Re2.

Hysterical indeed.

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