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Vladimir Bagirov vs Leonid Stein
USSR Championship (1970), Riga URS, rd 17, Dec-20
Gruenfeld Defense: Makogonov Variation (D94)  ·  0-1

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Oct-08-02
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  PinkZebra: It is obvious that white should of played Qe2 to defend the kingside. There is no place for such an optimistic move like Qa2 trying to fake pressure on f7.
Oct-08-02  drukenknight: The goof move comes one move earlier PZ: Bagirov has a passed pawn and does not even fight to protect it? This is nonsense. Either 12 c6 or 12 Ba3. Are these the kinds of GMs that Stein whipped up on? Maybe we should look at that Fisher Stein game, they played once IIRC.
Oct-22-07  Jesspatrick: 13.0-0 appears to toss away White's edge. 13.Ba3, hanging on to the passed c pawn is probably a better try.
Dec-31-15  jerseybob: <Jesspatrick: 13.0-0 appears to toss away White's edge. 13.Ba3, hanging on to the passed c pawn is probably a better try.> Edge? What edge? White's actually hanging on for dear life here. It all goes back to white's flukey 6.b4 system, which Stein expertly cracks open with moves 6-9, and then with 10..Bf3! leaves white with a crippled k-side.
Mar-22-17  Emmykarpov: <drukenknight> you talk as if you would play any better, stein was good. Come to think of it, Ba3 or c6 does not really help, if c6 den Nb6 and Qc7 is good enough to seize the so called passed pawn, and if Ba3, then Qc7, Qa5, Rfb8, den a5 will give the win anyway so Bagirov just castled. And let the pawn go!!
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