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Efim Korchmar vs Evsey Poliak
"The Ukrainian Immortal" (game of the day Aug-21-2017)
ch-UKR (1937), rd 17, Jul-09
Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62)  ·  1-0
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Jan-29-15
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  tpstar: Game Collection: Immortal Games
Jan-29-15
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  Shams: <tpstar> Thanks. Maybe I'll submit a couple more games for that collection.
Jan-30-15
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  Anulaibhar: "pawnofdoom: I think black could have avoided lots of his problems (like the deadly e5! which made blacks knight go to e8) by castling queenside instead of kingside on move ten ->10... 0-0-0"

I wouldn't recomment 10...0-0-0, a7 drops with mate threatened. The plan with a5 and Ra6 looks suspicious. The engine suggests 12...Qc8 to get out of the pin, but it still looks awkward for black

Apr-18-16  clement41: Extraordinary game by this mysterious player
Jan-27-17
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  GrahamClayton: Korchmar was only 17 years old when he played this game.
Aug-21-17  SeanAzarin: A similar tactic was used by Black in this game:

Spielmann vs J van den Bosch, 1935

(Move 18)

Aug-21-17  Delboy: As much as this game has several attractive sacrificial combinations, these are not exceptionally deep. So I am somewhat hesitant in accepting that this is THE "Immortal" game of a nation with as strong a chess playing tradition as the Ukraine
Aug-21-17
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  offramp: A bit of a Cauchemar for Black.
Aug-21-17  borabc: R.I.P.
Rank 8
1574-1931
Aug-21-17  Tietie007: Nice game.
Aug-21-17  AlicesKnight: A treat for Monday morning.
Aug-21-17
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  kevin86: I nice game with a great mate!
Aug-21-17  Ilkka Salonen: I think black just fails to play c5 in the opening. (after white's move 9 for example)
Aug-21-17
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  Domdaniel: Very pretty ... but as <delboy> said, not especially deep. I saw the Queen sac on d6 coming well in advance.
Aug-21-17
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  Domdaniel: I can think of a few games by Ivanchuk ... and maybe even a couple by Moskalenko ... that are more deserving of the 'Ukrainian Immortal' tag.

Unless it only applies to games played over 80 years ago?

Aug-21-17
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  AylerKupp: Just think, if Black had played 1...h7 he would have avoided all the back rank mate threats. ;-)
Aug-21-17  Strelets: I would add David Bronstein, Eduard Gufeld, Efim Geller, and Leonid Stein to the list of players whose best games are more deserving of the label of "Ukrainian Immortal." Don't get me wrong; this is still an excellent game. But it just doesn't dazzle the mind and eyes like the best work of the aforementioned players.
Aug-21-17  The Kings Domain: Brilliant game, an immortal indeed. One of those rare moments in the history of the game that will never cease to please anyone with an appreciation for the artistry of the game.
Aug-21-17
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  FSR: Re the <Immortal Games> collection compiled by Oliveira: there's also the Peruvian Immortal, E Canal vs NN, 1934. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peruv...
Aug-21-17
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  FSR: Nice game, but <The Ukrainian Immortal>? Highly dubious.
Aug-21-17
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  FSR: Eduard Gufeld was from Ukraine, so one could call his "Mona Lisa" - Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 - the "Ukrainian Immortal" if one so desired. Oh, I see that <Strelets> already mentioned Gufeld.
Aug-21-17
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  FSR: Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 is a lot more immortal than the present encounter.
Jan-11-18  WhiteRook48: This was a pretty cool combination.
Jan-18-18
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  malt: 19.Nb4! making way for 20.Q:d6! and 21.Re8+ Rf8 22.R:g7+

21.Qd5!! Beautiful move followed by
22.R:g7+! and 23.Rg8+! Good game

Jan-18-18
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  morfishine: "The Ukrainian Immortal" ????? Was there only 1 chess player born in the Ukraine? This could be the dumbest game title ever lol

Great game though

*****

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