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Lev Isaakovich Aptekar vs Craig Laird
Labour Weekend Tt (1977), Auckland, NZ, rd 5
Nimzowitsch Defense: Scandinavian. Exchange Variation (B00)  ·  1-0


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  Jonathan Sarfati: 18. ♕xg6! if 19... hxg6 then 20. ♖d3 with unstoppable ♖h3#.
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  Benzol: A powerful performance from Lev. Not long after this Craig became NZ Champion IIRC.
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  Richard Taylor: Hi Paul. i.e. <Benzol> and <Jonathan Sarfati> Yes I am looking at the opening which has transposed into a Centre-Counter. Laird went wrong really with 5. ... e5. The most usual move is 5. ... 0-0-0 (and it seems best here.)

But then 6. Nc3 is better than 6. c4 (but there is a game played by Laird where that happened - in that game it went 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. 0-0 Bxc3 8. bxc3 exd4 9. cxd4? etc but White is almost winning after 9. Nxd4! )

But the Q sac on g6 was great to see!

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