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Yakov Estrin vs Mark Taimanov
"Throw his Taimanov" (game of the day Nov-27-2005)
URS-ch sf (1949), Leningrad, rd 14, May-??
Bishop's Opening: Urusov Gambit. Keidansky Gambit (C24)  ·  1-0


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Nov-27-05  makaveli52: good game, very weird opening
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  WannaBe: That is what you get for not playing the opening Sicilian, Taimanov (B45).
Nov-27-05  TheGreatNN: The game was lost before move 20. I think 7. ..c6 was a big mistake; does anybody know this opening?
Nov-27-05  TheGreatNN: On second thought, the game may have been lost before move 10, if 12. ..Kf8 should turn out to be no good. Otherwise I think 12. ..g6 was the losing move, although 13. ..Qc7 may have been better than the line played -14.Qf7+ Kf8 15.Qg7 Rf8 16.Qxh7. I don't see a forced win, but I certainly wouldn't want to be black.
Nov-27-05  remilege: The Urusov opening isnt so weird...have a look here and it ll be your main opening weapon against e5!
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  OhioChessFan: c6 and d5 were awful. Black didn't have time for the transparent attack on the c4 Bishop. That wasted 2 moves and ended up giving the d file to White. Ne5 was also bad and simply gave away the e pawn. <TheGreatNN> shows a line marginally better than the game, but it's still lost. I'm sure you meant 14...Kd8 by the way.
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  EmperorAtahualpa: Ok, let's not talk about the pun for this GOTD, but the game itself is great!! Taimanov got absolutely hammered at the end of the game!

I especially love the position at move 38, Black has no other choice than to give up his e-pawn.

Nov-27-05  dakgootje: nice game with a very strange start the first 16 moves...
Nov-27-05  Koster: 5...Nc5 looked weird as soon as I saw it, so I wasn't surprised when the horse died 11 moves later. Estrin was later a correspondence champ who specialised in these gambit lines, so Sicilian was a better choice, or else 4...Nc6.
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  kevin86: Black makes a few bad moves early and fall a pawn down and suffers an isolated center pawn. White finally constrains black to one move at the end.
Nov-27-05  dakgootje: note that the 44. ♔a8-trick is maybe a little too easy for masters lvl. I think black had to resign far earlier.
Nov-27-05  Guest1825: I don't understand all the pawn moves that black makes in this game. <remilege> thanks, you cost me about an hour and a half perusing everything from goeller, even the kenilworth chess club games. I got 5/6 on the tactical endgame problems there. Still have work to do! Here's the link:

Nov-27-05  hidude: <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>
Nov-27-05  hidude: try the Uresov
Sep-08-11  sfm: 44.-,Ka8 is cute, but 45.Kc7,Bxe4 46.Bxb7+ still wins on the spot.
Apr-21-12  DrChopper: Nice opening! What is the best answer to 4.Nc6?
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