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Yuri Averbakh vs Sarvarov
Moscow (1959)  ·  Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Saemisch Variation (D35)  ·  1-0
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Jan-27-07  morphyvsfischer: This looks like a prime model for analyzing how opposite castling attacks should be conducted: advance pawns, open lines, and then sacrifice! Black should have tried 11...Be6 followed by Rc8 and c5. The only reason black has any disadvantage now is b/c of the IQP, and black's attack speeds up anyways. Is there a pre-improvement somewhere, since Kasparov/Karpov refuse to play the opposite castling Exchange QGD as black?
Mar-02-09  ToTheDeath: This is a classic demolition of the castled king in the Queen's Gambit.

14...N6d7 seems to be the last best practical chance, stepping out of g5 and getting rid of the Ne5.

If 19...Kh7 20.Rg6! (threatening mate on h6) Ng8 21.Rxg7+! Nxg7 22.Qg6+ and mate next.

Feb-17-10
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  chessgames.com: We received an email from somebody trying to be helpful, which read <The game Averbakh vs Sarvarov, Moscow 1959 is wrong according to Fritz database>.

We can't do much with such sparse information but if somebody can figure what they are talking about, they may have a legitimate point.

Feb-17-10
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  whiteshark: <chessgames.com> It's only a different move order within the first four moves.

<1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Nbd7> compared to:

[Event "URS-chT"]
[Site "Moscow"]
[Date "1959.??.??"]
[White "Averbakh, Yuri L"]
[Black "Sarvarov"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D35"]
[EventType "team"]

1. c4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bf4 c6 7. Qc2 Be7 8. e3 O-O 9. Bd3 Re8 10. h3 Nf8 11. O-O-O b5 12. Ne5 Bb7 13. g4 a5 14. Rdg1 a4 15. g5 Nh5 16. Bxh7+ Nxh7 17. g6 fxg6 18. Qxg6 N7f6 19. Qf7+ Kh8 20. Rxg7 Nxg7 21. Rg1 Nfh5 22. Rg6 Qd6 23. Rxd6 Bxd6 24. Ng6+ Kh7 25. Bxd6 Re6 26. Nf8+ Rxf8 27. Bxf8 Rf6 28. Qe7 1-0

[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "1999.07.01"]

Jul-18-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Averbakh vs Sarvarov, 1959.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF AVERBAKH.
Your score: 45 (par = 37)

LTJ


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