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Ulf Andersson vs Lev Polugaevsky
Palma de Mallorca (1972), Palma ESP, rd 9, Dec-08
English Opening: King's English Variation. Reversed Sicilian (A21)  ·  1-0



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  Mateo: A quiet game until move 28. There, for some unclear reason, Polugaevsky sacrificed a pawn with 28...Kg7?, although 28...dxc4 was safe. Maybe he miscalculated somewhere.

28.Nxc5 Kg7? <28...dxc4.> 29.cxd5 cxd5 30.Bxd5 Qxc5 31.Bxf7 Nxe3 32.Qe6! <Maybe this is what Polugaevsky underestimated. 32.fxe3? Qxe3+ 33.Kg2 Qe2+ is only a draw.> Qc1+ 33.Kh2 Nf1+? <33...Qxb2 34.Qxg6+ Kf8 35.Qxh6+ Kxf7 36.Qxe3 Qxa2 offers better chances to fight for a draw in the Queen ending.> 34.Kg2 Nd2 35.Qxg6+ Kf8 36.Qg8+ Ke7 37.Qe8+ Kf6 38.Qe6+ Kg7 39.Qg6+ Kf8 40.Qf6! <Game over.> Qc7 41.Bc4+ Ke8 42.Bb5+ 1-0

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