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Ilya Leontievich Rabinovich vs Alexander Alekhine
USSR Championship (1920), Moscow RUS, rd 13, Oct-21
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12)  ·  0-1



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Jan-05-05  MonsieurL: Why not 34. Be3? Black's rooks are unable to fence in White's king right away because of the black e pawn. The black knight cannot be moved, gaining white a valuable exchange! What say you? :)
Jan-05-05  clapperrail: 34 Be3?? losses the queen to 34 ... Nf3+. If 35 Kf1 Nd4+.
Jan-05-05  KingV93: I believe 34...Nf3+ wins the white queen.

Great game, AA dropping material for the attack.

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  beatgiant: <MonsieurL>: <Why not 34. Be3?> Black has 34. Be3 Qc1+ 35. Kh2 Nf1+ winning a lot of material.
Jan-05-05  MonsieurL: <beatgiant> A MUCH better combination, since the other 34 ... Nf3+ can be responded to with 35 Qxf3. I was trying to learn by asking others. Thank you for your sight! :)
Jan-05-05  panigma: Why not 18.♕xc4? I see the pawn fork that will occur and white will lose the rook, but won't white be compensated by gobbling up the black queenside pawns (and threatening the black rook on a8)? I do not see any immediate mating threat that may occur from this. Thoughts, anyone?
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  beatgiant: <panigma>:
On 18. Qxc4 d5 19. Qxc7 dxe4 threatens exf3 breaking up the kingside, and then 20. fxe4 Rxf1+ 21. Kxf1 Rf8+ leads to mate, or 20. f4 Qe2 21. Bc1 Qxa2 and it is Black who gobbles pawns.
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  beatgiant: <panigma>:
Correction. I claimed 18. Qxc4 d5 19. Qxc7 dxe4 20. fxe4 Rxf1+ 21. Kxf1 Rf8+ "leads to mate," but a computer check showed White can stave off mate with 22. Ke1 Qb5 23. Bf4 g5 24. Qe5!

So in the above line, simply 21...Qd1+ winning the bishop is correct.

Apr-17-06  notyetagm: 17 ... ♘xc4! snatches a pawn for free due to the threat of a pawn fork (18 ♕xc4? d5 19 ♕b5 a6).
Oct-26-06  anodin: Can anyone tell me why is it called the Kasparov variation though it is played in 1920 ?
Oct-26-06  MrPatzer: <anodin: Can anyone tell me why is it called the Kasparov variation though it is played in 1920 ?> Openings aren't necessarily named after the first person to use it. People played the French Defense before the Paris Chess Club allegedly invented it.

If you want a real laugh, look up the first example of Alekhine's Defense in the database. A very famous fellow who would never be mistaken for Alekhine.

Mar-15-07  outplayer: I would play 14.fe4.
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