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Igor Bondarevsky vs Herman Steiner
USSR - USA Radio Match (1945), Moscow RUS and New York USA, rd 1, Sep-01
Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation (E11)  ·  0-1


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  GrahamClayton: One of only 2 US victories in the Game Collection: 1945. USSR vs USA (Radio match)

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  wordfunph: as recounted by GM Robert Byrne in his book Great Chess Victories and Defeat..

<Spectators were worried and puzzled when the late California international master Herman Steiner let his clock run down to the last few seconds for the 40th move in his game with Igor Bondarevsky in the 1945 United States - Soviet radio match.

How come Steiner who had an easily won endgame, was lingering in danger of a time forfeit? Steiner explained: he had only wanted to savor every last moment of his beautiful position before his opponent resigned.>

Bondarevsky - Steiner

after 40.Ra5

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40...Rab8 was Steiner's move, though black is slightly better and not completely winning.

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  Jonathan Sarfati: White had a clear advantage in the opening and middlegame because of Black's bad ♗. But he allowed the ♗ to become quite active, and sent his ♔ on a suicidal errand away from the protection of the ♔-side to the open centre and ♕-side.
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