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Evgeni Vasiukov vs Wolfgang Uhlmann
Lasker Memorial (1962), Berlin East, rd 9, Jul-??
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: Wow! What a massacre!:-D
Nov-19-05  KingG: Great game!
Nov-19-05  Saruman: After 33.-Qc5 white comes up with a nasty suprise called d4 =)
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  IMlday: The game certainly influenced me!
Nov-20-05  avidfan:

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The Trojan horse sacrifice 18.Ne3-d5!! was a trap which Black wrongly accepted as 19.e6 discovers an attack on the black queen while also hitting f7. This is a striking example of action at the centre which neutralizes wing action (pawn storm).

22.Qxe5+! was another move which induced 23.Qe8+ Nf8 . This knight had to be defended to the end.

[22...Nxe5 23.Bxe5+ Bf6 24.Bxf6+ Qxf6 25.Re8+ Rxe8 26.fxe8=Q+ still mates.]

27...Bf6-g7 was one chance to free the king from the corner though still losing.

Moves 32 and 33 simply serve to banish the queen from defence of the knight along the diagonal c5-f8 since 34.d4 deflects the queen!

Nov-20-05  who: I don't know if it's technically a trojan horse as white can get back the piece right away with 20.exd7.
Aug-31-06  sitzkrieg: Very nice game. Thanks for submitting HC
Oct-30-08  newzild: A great game - and also highly thematic, as the Nxd5 sac is standard in this line (I play the KIA quite a lot).
Oct-26-09  birthtimes: Beautiful example by White of what Nimzowitsch meant by overprotection; here after 13. Bf4, four pieces are overprotecting the key square e5...
Apr-14-11  Whitehat1963: Fun game! White throws everything but the kitchen sink, and black throws plenty back, but to no avail.
Apr-14-11  sevenseaman: What fun! <"everything but the kitchen sink"> Like that.

When people play chess like that, it has to be the marquee game. It will take me loads of analysis to establish who should have really won. But who cares?

Apr-14-11  pkkandel: i did not understand this game at all.....too complicated for patzer like me
Mar-05-15  PaulBl: Fantastic game! It all fits like a clockwork.

Kind regards,

Mar-07-15  Albanius: In the final position, 33 .. Qc5 falls to
34 Rc6 Qe7 35 Rc8 and W will mate on f8
Mar-16-17  Paarhufer: Something is wrong with this game before the fireworks begun.

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White played here 15.b3. That's an odd move. White could already here play 15.♘xd5, which is not winning, but much better than the text. And Black? Instead of moving the queen somewhere or protecting d5, he chose 15.. ♖a7. And then both sides continue with their slow plans: 16.h5 ♖fa8.

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17.♘xd5! would have been strong here. 17.h6 allows a last time to move the queen away, say 17.. ♕c8 with the idea to move to f8 in some lines. After 17.. g6 finally 18.♘xd5! happened.

Feb-10-19  clement41: Wow, extra-ordinary game!
I knew some very famous games in this system such as the Fischer-Myagamurssen but not this gem until today! At the very end, ...Qc5 d4! is highly elegant (I went for Rc6 Qe7 Rc8 instead when solving)
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  Scuvy: Ray Keene's classic monograph "Flank Openings" provides one of the best sections on the KIA ever written, and, of course, this is one of the featured thematic games. There was plenty of justification for Petrosian, Smyslov, Vasiukov and Fischer to use the system. It is deceptively powerful and seems to have more tactics and attacking punch than, for example, the Colle System (which I also like).
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