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Kamran Shirazi vs Lev Alburt
Lone Pine Open (1981), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 4, Apr-01
Alekhine Defense: Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Variation (B02)  ·  1-0



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May-13-05  soberknight: Why doesn't White take back the sacrificed piece with 18 Bxe6? Should Black have played 17...Ba6 or 17...Na6 and 18...Nc7?
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  WannaBe: <soberknight> Shredder 9 did not find move 18 as a blunder. For some reason protecting that side was ok.

if 18. ♗xe6 Then...
18. ... ♗xh4
19.♕e4 ♕d8
20. ♕g6 ♗xf2+
21. ♔xf2 ♕c7
22. ♖ad1 ♘a6


19. ♕d3 ♕c7
20. ♕f5+ ♔e8
21. 0-0-0 ♗f6
22. exf6 ♕xf4+


19. ♕c2 ♕xa2
20. ♕f5+ ♔e8
21. ♕f7+ ♔d8
22. ♗xa2 ♖g8

Either way, I think black is done.

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  Eric Schiller: Well, the game actually went 17...Ba6, according to the version Lev published in our book The Alekhine for the Tournament Player (Batsford). Alburt wrote that he underestimated 11.Bf4!, but also said he should have played bxc at move 7.
May-13-05  Kangaroo: I like the longest analysis aimed at proving that White should not take the bishop on e6 - followed by the clarification from Mr. Schiller ... There was no black bishop on e6, because ... the actual move was 17...Ba6 (!)
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  WannaBe: Mr. Schiller, can you post the moves here as kibitz or let know?
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  Eric Schiller: I'll let CG webmaster know about the error in their database for this game. Databases always have errors, even the cleanest. Over time, our community can help make this one of the best.
Mar-22-06  Landman: With 17...Ba6 instead of 17...Bxe6, the final position has an extra White pawn on e6. This also explains why White didn't play 22.Qe6+ Qe7 23.Qc8+
Apr-17-06  YoungFischerSnapper: Probably the most broken win I have ever seen. Way to go, Karman!

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