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Vladimir Alatortsev vs Ratmir Kholmov
USSR Championship (1948), Moscow URS, rd 7, Nov-21
Queen Pawn Game: Zukertort Variation (D02)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Feb-06-09  Maynard5: Not just another hard-fought draw! This is one of the more bizarre games in the entire database. Alatortsev's choice of an opening line can only be described as eccentric, if not reckless, and Kholmov gets an excellent game from it. From about moves 16-32, White is hanging on by the skin of his teeth. Somehow, the defense holds, and the position eventually simplifies to an endgame where neither side can make any progress. White's bishop must block the black pawn on the h-file, while Black's knight must guard the pawn on f4, and Black's king cannot abandon the defense of the c6 square.
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  Chessdreamer: Analysis of Vladas Mikenas that made it into the Soviet film Grossmejster (1972).

Pos. after White's 31st move

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1..Qg1!! 2.Kxh4 f6!! 3.Kg3 g5 4.f4 g4 5.Rc3! Nf8!! 6.Qf2 h4+ 7.Kxh4 Ng6+ 8.Kh5 Qh1+ 9.Rh3 gxh3 10.gxh3 Kh7! 11.h4 Qg1! 12.Qxg1 Nxf4#. [Mihail Marin, New In Chess 1/2012]

Dec-13-12  nelech: Great ! And thank you very much Chessdreamer
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