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Jan Timman vs Yacov Isaakovich Murey
France 57/310 (1993)
Russian Game: Modern Attack. Murrey Variation (C43)  ·  1-0


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Oct-12-04  percyblakeney: 4. ... Nc6 looks incredible.
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  TheAlchemist: Yeah, and look at Timman's pawn structure after 25.gxf3. Amazing he could squeeze a win out of this one, even if he was a pawn up.
Nov-07-05  laskerdog: Very instructive game, both comments above too. Also observe how Timman brings his king into battle, manoeuvring the bald emperor across the board, while sacrificing two pawns, finishes off with the silent: 49. Kc8, the rest is pure technique.
Nov-07-05  laskerdog: <percyblakeney> 4..Nc6 is obviously a well-prepared move. It seems to me black gets full compensation and a more aggressive line-up, all though black lost this particular battle.
Jan-21-07  waddayaplay: I wonder if Murey invented the move?
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  plang: My recollection is that this was the first game that 4..Nc6 was played so, yes, Murey did invent the move.
Feb-03-07  waddayaplay: Coming up with a novelty at move 4 is impressive to me.
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  whiteshark: After <11...0-0> the position looks like a sort of French Exchange.

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  whiteshark: Btw, why not playing <9...fxg5!> here ?

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Jul-30-11  I play the Fred: According to GM Glenn Flear, in the book "Grandmaster Chess", Murey was inviting people to come look at 4...Nc6 <during the game>. He passed along this anecdote in his annotation to a win by today's Player of the Day, Gyozo Forintos, who played 4...Nc6 to defeat a rising star in 1994.

I can't remember who it was he beat with it, I don't have the book with me, and the game is not in this database. Perhaps one of you has ready access to this book and can pass along the game?

Jul-30-11  ounos: Hello all. I'm on G+, and I realized I'd like to have a chess circle, occasionally post interesting positions and such.

And I realize that, my good old trust doesn't quite cut it - the java players here seem to make it impossible to copy the position as a fen. Any "pro" tips around here? What's the most efficient way to grab a fen at a specific move?

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  crawfb5: <What's the most efficient way to grab a fen at a specific move?>

Press the right mouse button and select <Copy Position (EPD)> or Ctrl-P while over the board, then copy the FEN that in the small popup window that appears.

Jul-31-11  I play the Fred: I remember now. It was Tiviakov.
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  WannaBe: <ounos> If you are using Deluxe Chess Viewer, just right click on the position/board, and select Copy Position, open up a text editor and select Edit->Copy

This will allow you to copy any position on the board, and with the notations that tells you who is to move next. Hope this helps.

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  wordfunph: <I play the Fred: According to GM Glenn Flear, in the book "Grandmaster Chess", Murey was inviting people to come look at 4...Nc6 during the game>.

and GM Flear continued with..

<Unfortunately (for the eccentric genius Murey) Timman kept his cool and steered the game into a favourable ending which he won.>

game result vs. novelty 1-0!

Aug-17-13  BlackFront: <Murey, Murey, quite contrary>
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  whiteshark: <Murrey Variation> Well well!
Aug-05-17  Howard: Would it surprise anyone to know that this game took first place in the Informant for the TN category ?!
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