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Leonid Stein vs Eero Einar Book
Tallinn (1969), rd 4, Feb-25
Hungarian Opening: Slav Formation (A00)  ·  1-0


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  keypusher: Stein trashes Book!
Apr-21-06  Saruman: 16.Qe3 might have been even stronger, for instance; 16.-c5 17.Qb3 RxR+ 18.RxR Nc7 19.BxN KxB 20.Na5 b6 21.Qxe6! bxa5 22.e5 forces mate.
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  hesyrett: One gets the impression that after Book's atrocious 10...O-O-O Stein is merely toying with him.  I kept expecting some tactic exploiting the long black diagonal with Black's unprotected KR at the end of it, but Stein didn't even bother with that.  In that sense, it's a Rook-odds game:  White to play and mate ere long.
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  plang: Stein makes this look very easy though Black's set-up is very poor.
Aug-08-13  rgrinberg: On 23.. bxa 24. Ba3+ Nxa3 25. Qc6+ followed by mate in case anyone is wondering.
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  offramp: < keypusher: Stein trashes Book.>

Isn't that the same as rock beats paper?

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  perfidious: <offramp>: Maybe, but Stein would have trashed a Book at the very least had he lost this game to the old master, if not his hotel room.
Aug-12-13  paavoh: Already 4. -Bg4 was too committal. Black couldn't exchange the bishop for anything and lost time. He should have bitten the bullet and returned the B to d7 in the first place, without having it eliminated on e6. The Barcza opening A07 would have been better?
Jan-03-14  parisattack: Like Tal, Stein had a way in the openings of getting the opponent to pass tempi and open lines to him.
Jan-04-14  MarkFinan: Nice little miniature for my collection this <PA>. Book was on a different page to Stein here though!?! Lol
Jan-04-14  paavoh: Of course, Stein was at super GM caliber, and perhaps the age difference (35 vs 59) helped a bit too.
Jan-04-14  parisattack: <MarkFinan> Short Story! LOL I think I will add it to my Through the Years collection.
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