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Isaac Boleslavsky vs Bukhuti Gurgenidze
28th USSR Ch Semi-finals (1960), Rostov-on-the-Don, USSR
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: This Bukhuti's hybrid of Sicilian and Scandinavian did not find many followers. It is not hard to see why.
Oct-07-10  BwanaVa: Shoot, and here I thought GB was just throwing the game as per commisar instruction.
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  zanzibar: First game in Polugaevsky's <Sicilian Labyrinth v1>.

He scores 3...d5?, saying

<The Georgian grandmaster is a player of considerable and original talent, and on many occasions he has put interesting and unusual opening ideas into practice. But in the present game he clearly oversteps the mark, especially with his fifth move.>

Polugaesky also gives 6...Qe6+? a question mark, but the alternative looks pretty grim as well:

5...Qd8 6.d5 Nb8 7.Bc4 Nf6 8.O-O Nbd7 9.Bf4

As Polugaevsky said:

<It should not be forgotten that many variations of this opening take place in an exceptionally sharp, complicated and tense struggle, and that here the carefree interpretation of chess rules can have dismal consequences.>

Jun-11-17  AbsorbStretch: Probably the last time black could have saved the game was with 7... Qe5 instead of 7... Qd7?!.
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