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Jan Timman vs Mikhail Tal
Bugojno (1978), Bugojno YUG, rd 10, Mar-09
Semi-Slav Defense: Romih Variation (D46)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jul-26-19  King.Arthur.Brazil: From 4.e3 on, the game with my father (Celso Alvarenga, 1972) continued with: 4...♗b4! 5.cxd5 cxd5 6.♗d2 ♘f6 7.♗d3 O-O 8.♕c2 ♗d7 9.♘ge2 ♘c6 10.O-O-O h6 11.♖hg1 ♖e8 12.g4 g6 13.♗xg6? (Better 12.♘f4.) ♗xc3 14.♘xc3 e5 15.b3 ♘b4 (If fxg6 14.♕xg6+ ♔h8 15.e4!) 16.♕b1 ♖c8 17.♗c2 ♘xc2 18.♔xc2 ♕a5 19.♔b2 b5! 20.g5! See diagram.

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20...exd4? (if 20...hxg5 21.♖xg5+ ♔f8 22.dxe5 ±) 21.gxf6+ ♔f8 (if 21...♔h8 22.♘xd5 and 23.♖g7...) 22.♕h7 dxc3+ (if 23.♗xc3? ♕xc3+ 24.♔b1 ♕xf6 ∓) 23.♔b1? (Better ♔a1!) c2+ 24.♔b2 c1=♕+ 25.♖xc1 ♕xd2+ 26.♔b1 ♖xc1+ 27.♖xc1 ♗f5+ 28.♕xf5 (0x1).
There's not much:
a) 28...♖a8 or ♖b8? 29.♖c8+ ♖xc8 30.♕xc8#,
b) 28...♖d8 29.♕h7 ♔e8 30.♕g8+ ♔d7 31.♕xf7+ ♔d6 32.♕e7#, c) 28...♖e6 29.♖c8+ ♖e8 30.♖xe8+ ♔xe8 31.♕c8#, d) 28...♔g8 29.♕g4+ ♔f8 (or ♔h7, ♔h8) 30.♕g7#, and e) 28...♕e2 29.♕h7 ♕g4 30.♕h8+ ♕g8 31.♕xh6+ ♕g7 32.♕xg7#.

Finally the best: 28...♕b4! 29.♕xd5 ♕e4+ 30.♕xe4 ♖xe4 31.♖c8+ ♖e8 32.♖xe8+ ♔xe8 33.e4 ♔d7 34.f4 ♔e6 35.e5 ♔f5 36.♔c2 ♔xf4 37.e6 ♔f5 38.exf7 ♔xf6 39.f8=♕+ win the final.

Jul-26-19  King.Arthur.Brazil: I was only 14 y and never had won from my father until that day. I feel sad because He didn't played chess with me anymore... God bless you Dad, by make me learn to play chess!
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