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Yuri Averbakh vs Semyon Abramovich Furman
USSR Championship 1961a (1961), Moscow URS, rd 1, Jan-10
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Breyer Defense Zaitsev Hybrid (C95)  ·  1-0
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Jul-15-10
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: You can see why the 11.c4, 12.c5 variation of the Breyer was considered such a serious threat to the defense when the Soviets first introduced it. Black is already tied up in knots after 20 moves, and the sacrificial attack beginning on move 22 would constitute a decently hard weekend puzzle.
Mar-25-12  LIFE Master AJ: Another nice Averbakh game ... this one might even be a top-notch brilliancy.
May-27-12  computer chess guy: Black could have survived longer by declining the sac via 22. .. ♘f8. 22. ♕g4 actually appears to be stronger for White:

143127: Averbakh,Y - Furman,S, URS-ch28 Moscow 1961


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Analysis by Houdini 1.5a w32 _15a_w32:

1. (1.66): 22.Qg4 Nf8 23.Bxc8 Rxd4 24.Qxd4 Rxc8 25.Rad1 Re8 26.Re2 Rd8 27.Qe3 Rxd1+ 28.Nxd1 Nfe6 29.Nc3 Qa5 30.a3 Qc7 31.Ne4 Kg8 32.Nd6 Qd8 33.Kh1 Nd3

2. (0.93): 22.Bxh7 Nf8 23.Bg6 Kg8 24.Qh5 Nxg6 25.Qxg6 Rxd4 26.e6 Nxe6 27.Rxe6 Bxe6 28.Qxe6+ Kf8 29.Be5 Qd8 30.Bxd4 Qxd4 31.Qxc6 Re8 32.Re1 Qd6 33.Qf3+ Bf6 34.Rxe8+ Kxe8 35.Ne4 Qe5 36.Nxf6+ gxf6 37.Qe3 Qxe3 38.fxe3 Kf7 39.Kf2 b4 40.h4 f5 41.Kf3 Kg6

3. (0.57): 22.Qf3 Nf8 23.Red1 Rxd4 24.Rxd4 Bxf5 25.Qxf5 Nb3 26.axb3 Qxd4 27.Rd1 Qc5 28.bxc4 Qxc4 29.Qe4 Qxe4 30.Nxe4 Kg8 31.f4 Rd8 32.Rxd8 Bxd8 33.Kf2 Ne6 34.Nd6 Kf8 35.Kf3 c5 36.Be1 Ke7 37.Bh4+

May-06-17  zydeco: Averbakh spent so much of his career playing defense and winning endgames. It's nice to say that he could attack as well.

His middlegame play (around move 20) is really masterly, keeping black's knight from the d3 square while creating his own attack.

If 27...gxf6 28.Re4 mates immediately.

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