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Fedor Parfenovich Bohatirchuk vs Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov
USSR Championship (1927), Moscow URS, rd 15, Oct-15
Bird Opening: Lasker Variation (A03)  ·  1-0
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Jul-26-04
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  IMlday: Bohatirchuk's Bird's were always dangerous. I recall Dr. B vs Andy Kalotay, circa 1964 that went 1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.b4!? Qd6!? 4.e3 Qxb4 5.Nc3.. Don't recall the rest, but White won in about 25 moves. Quite the unique gambit.
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  Calli: <IMlday> See F Bogatyrchuk vs Kalotay, 1964
Jan-29-10
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  whiteshark: Till <8.Bxc6> the followed:

[Event "Match: General Post Office v Customs"]
[Date "1926.12.03"]
[White "F.W. Viney"]
[Black "H.F. Gook"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A02"]

1. f4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 c5 4. b3 Nc6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. Bb2 Nf6 7. O-O a6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. d3 Bd6 10. Nbd2 Qc7 11. Ne5 O-O 12. Qf3 Rad8 13. Qg3 Ne8 14. Qh4 f6 15. Ng4 Be7 16. Rf3 Rf7 17. Rh3 h6 18. Qh5 Bc8 19. Qg6 Kf8 20. Nf3 d4 21. Qh7 Bd6 22. Nh4 Ke7 23. Ng6+ Kd7 24. Qg8 Re7 25. Nf8# 1-0

Note the unique position in a otb game right before the smothered mate:


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All squares around ♔d7 were occupied by his own men and he is not(!) standing on the edge.

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