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James Tarjan vs Larry Melvyn Evans
US Championship (1973), El Paso, TX USA, rd 10, Sep-21
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Keres Attack (B81)  ·  1-0
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Feb-09-11  wordfunph: according to GM Kolty, "Evans offered to draw several times but Tarjan wouldn't hear of it. He wanted to play, and play he did!"

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Feb-09-11
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  AylerKupp: Does anybody have any idea why Tarjan didnít play 27.Rxd6 winning a pawn? If 27...Rxd6 28.Rxd6 Bxh4 29.Rd7+ followed by 30.Rxf7 and it looks like white is a pawn up. He also has a well-posted rook on the 7th rank, his pawn structure is better than it was at move 27, and either blackís bishop needs to go back to f6 or blackís rook needs to go to g8 to protect the Pg7, restricting their mobility.

Whether thatís a sufficient winning advantage with opposite color bishops or not I donít know but it certainly looks better to me than the game continuation.

Feb-09-11
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  Sastre: If 27.Rxd6 Rxd6 28.Rxd6, then 28...Rd8 29.Rxd8 Bxd8 30.h5 Kb7 should give Black good drawing chances.
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