Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Alexander Zaitsev vs Yuri Mikhailovich Nikitin
USSR Championship (1968/69), Alma-Ata (Almaty) URS, rd 10, Jan-15
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  1-0


explore this opening
find similar games 193 more games of A Zaitsev
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  zydeco: Black's resignation feels early, but all lines look good for white.

If 22....dxe4 23.f6+ Kf7 24.Bc4+ Ke8 25.Bb5 Rc8 26.Ne5 Bd5 27.c4

If 22....Rfe8 23.Bb5 Rac8 24.Rxh6 and white wins material: 24....Ne5 25.f6+

This game goes sideways quickly for black. Probably the critical mistake is 20....d5? - better 20....Nc6 21.Ne3 Ne5. Black's best try is 22....dxe4 23.f6+ Kh8 24.Rxh6+ Bh7 and if 25.f7 Nd8 25.Ne5 Nxf7 26.Ng6+ Kg7 27.Nxf8 Kxh6

But white wins if he goes a little slower: 25.fxe4 Rae8 26.Bd3 Ne5 27.Nxe5 Rxe5 28.0-0-0 Kg8 29.Bc4+ Kh8 30.Rdh1.

If, in this line, 26....Re6 27.e5 Nxe5 (or 27....Rf7 28.Bc4) 28.Rxh7 Kg8 29.Nh6#.

It looks like there's also a win in the line 22....dxe4 23.Rxh6 Rac8 (if 23....Bd5 24.c4) 24.f6+ Kf7 25.Bc4+ Ke8 26.f7+ Bxf7 27.Bb5 Bd5 28.c4

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
USSR Championship 1968/69
by suenteus po 147
Miniatures from Soviet championships
by ughaibu

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC