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Vladas Mikenas vs Leonids Dreibergs
Kemeri Tournament (1939), Kemeri, Latvia, rd 2, Mar-05
Sicilian Defense: Pin Variation (B40)  ·  1-0


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  Benzol: Mikenas played brilliantly in this game.
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  Benzol: If 10...♕xa4; 11.Nc7#

By move 14. I think Black's game is lost

18.e6 is a nice touch with the threat of 19.e7#

The third sacrifice of 21.♕xc6 shatters Black's resistance.

Feb-14-04  Catfriend: It's nice to see white's rooks sacrificed many times during all the game!
Feb-14-04  marcus13: My friend always play this opening 5.Bb4 and someone said me that it was inferior. Is that teh refutation. It seems like White is giving up the e pawn. Is there a trap.
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  Benzol: The Black player in this game might be Leonid Dreibergs. Can anyone help out on this.
Feb-25-05  Resignation Trap: <Benzol> The Black player in this game might be Leonid Dreibergs. Can anyone help out on this?

Dreibergs was born in Riga, but moved to Michigan after World War II. He won the Michigan championship in 1954 and 1955.

There are games from this Kemeri 1939 event listed as being played by Dreiberg , Dreiburg and Leonid Dreibergs . They were all played by the same person, who continued to spell his name Leonids Dreibergs after coming to the USA. He died in Saginaw in 1969.

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  Benzol: <Resignation Trap> Thanks mate. It was me that uploaded this game and I didn't make the connection with Leonid Dreibergs immediately.
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