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Boris T Vladimirov vs Alexander Zakharov
Adler Trud-ch (1969), Adler URS
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  1-0


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Sep-11-18  Delboy: 17. Bxh7+ is quite some combination! One of the critical lines is 20. ... Nb4 21. Qh5+ Kg8 22. Nxf6+ Kf8 (22. ... gxf6 23. Rg1+ Kf8 24. Bd6+) 23. Bd6+ Re7 24. Rxb4 Qxb4 25. Rhg1, when white seems slightly better. Or am I missing something stronger?
Sep-11-18  WorstPlayerEver: <Delboy>

I'm afraid so.

20... Nb4 21. Qh5+ Kg8 22. Nxf6+ Kf8 23. Bd6+ Re7 24. Nh7+ Kg8 25. Bxb4 Qxb4 26. Ng5 g6 27. Qxg6+ Rg7 28. Qe6+ (Kh8 29. Qh6+ Kg8 30. Ne6) Kf8 29. Qh6 Qe7 30. Ne6+ Kf7 31. Nxg7 Qf6 32. Qxf6+ Kxf6 33. Nh5+ Kf5 34. Kxb2

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20... Bg5 21. Bxg5 Nb4=

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Sep-12-18  Delboy: Thanks for the analysis, <WorstPlayerEver>. So the not-very-obvious 20. ... Bg5! forces white to take the draw by perpetual with 22. Qh5+ Kg8 23. Nh6+ gxh6 24. Qg6+ Kf8 25. Qf6+ (25. Bxh6+ seems to allow the black king to escape to the queenside via e7)
Sep-12-18  WorstPlayerEver: <Dellboy>

You are welcome. I obviously was pretty surprised too about 20... Bg5. A bizarre defensive move. Three pieces surround the Black King, but Black mates first.

Sep-12-18  siggemannen: I wonder about "Agler Trud".
I know of Adler, but not Agler, also, in Russian, "d" looks like an English "g" in some cases.

Perhaps an error in transcript at some point?

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