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Jan Hein Donner vs Albin Planinc
Hoogovens (1973), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-17
Benoni Defense: Knight's Tour Variation (A61)  ·  0-1
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Nov-13-05  Autoreparaturwerkbau: All i wonder is, how sound all the sacs are?! I don't believe white put the finest effort. If all sacs ARE sound, then Planinc is far wizard-ier as Tal.
Nov-13-05
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  TheAlchemist: Tal's sacs weren't all completely sound either, but still very hard to defend against.
Nov-14-05  nescio: As it happens, Tal was also a participant in this tournament. He met Planinc in the first round and we all expected a splendid combinative duel, but Tal proved to be by far the superior strategist: A Planinc vs Tal, 1973
As for Planinc's sacrifices in this game, I have never found a refutation. I espcially like the moves 13...b5! and 15...Bf8. White would have done better to reject the rook on a8, but Black is still better after 17.Qd2 Nxc6.
Sep-17-06  ToTheDeath: 18. Ne4! refutes the attack. Then 18... Re2+ 19. Qxe2 Rxe2 20. Kxe2 leaves White with too much material for the queen, and 18... Qa5+ is met with 19. Nd2 c4 20. O-O! Rxd2 21. Qg4

Black was not obligated to sac the rook. 16... Nxc6 17. dxc6 Ba6 leaves him with good compensation in all lines (White can't castle).

Sep-01-12
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  whiteshark: Wasn't planning on going for a run today, but those cops came out of nowhere.
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