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Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky vs Yakov S Vilner
USSR Championship (1923)  ·  Alekhine Defense: Maroczy Variation (B02)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-26-09
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  GrahamClayton: Black missed the opportunity to equalise with the exchange sacrifice 11..cd4 12.cd4 fe5 13.fe5 Rf3! 14.Bf3 Qd4 15.Qd4 Nd4, and the threat of 16..Nc2 allows Black to win the e5-pawn.

The position after 26.Bb5 is unusual:


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4 Black pieces are threatened with capture.

This game was awarded the "Best Game Prize" at the 2nd USSR Championship. After a diffident opening, White's attack seems to come out of nowhere after 14.g4!

Apr-30-11  Lovuschka: The computer finds a brillant defense:


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24...Bxe5 25.fxe5 Rg6 26.Qb7 Rc6!! (threatens 27...Qd5+ 28.Kg1 Rg6+) 27.Bd6 Rxe5! 28.Rg1! g6 29.Bxe5 Qd5+ 30.Rg2 Qxe5 and now - although the computer says it's equal - White could go into trouble.


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Problem themes here: Switchback (Rg6-c6-g6), critical moves (Ra6-g6, Qg2-b7) before the critical square is occupied (Rg6-c6).

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