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Miroslav Filip vs Mikhail Tal
Curacao Candidates (1962), Willemstad CUW, rd 5, May-09
Indian Game: King's Indian. Fianchetto Variation (A49)  ·  0-1


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  refutor: this game has convinced me that studying openings has no value at all. i don't imagine that you would find Filip's line in any opening book anywhere, and he gets a great position v. Tal, a few years removed from being world champ (33.Rxe5)
Jan-14-07  nescio: <refutor> I agree with your second sentence, but I think that studying master games from a certain position which has been reached by a certain opening line gives one a good understanding of that and similar positions. So it depends on how you define "studying openings". BTW, Filip was a great strategist. I have always admired the game Filip vs Euwe, 1955 which shows so clearly why the pawncentre e4, d4 is so useful and why it is sometimes advisable to postpone the forming of such a centre till the supporting pieces are ready.
Sep-06-08  myschkin: . . .


Feb-21-14  zydeco: I think 12.dxc5 might be better than 12.cxd5 -- white has a chance of holding onto the pawn.

35.Nxe5 is a blunder but if 35.Rxe5 Rc8 black has a good attack: 36.Kh2 Bg7 and it's hard to stop ....h6/h5 and ....Rc2.

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