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Walter Browne vs Henrique Mecking
Manila Interzonal (1976), Manila PHI, rd 12, Jun-28
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Classical Variation (D86)  ·  0-1

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Aug-22-11
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  perfidious: Might this have been a loss on time?

Browne's position was unpleasant, as he could not play 38.Qxc3 Rd1+ 39.Kh2 Qg1+.

The middlegame provides an instructive sacrifice by Black of rook for bishop and pawn, in a position where the rooks lack exploitable open lines and face two powerful bishops in an open position.

Aug-22-11
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  Sastre: White lost on time according to Mecking's annotations in Informant 22.
May-29-15  QueensideCastler: «In open positions where the knight has no
outposts in the centre, the strength of two bishops
and a pawn is no less (and tends to be
greater) than that of a rook and knight»
Aug-20-15  jerseybob: I'm trying to understand white's 13.Bd5; 13.Bd3 seems much more natural. Was Browne thinking of snatching the b-pawn on moves 15 and 16? That could explain the TP.
Aug-20-15  Howard: This game was lost on time ? Remind me to dig up that Informant volume tonight.
Aug-20-15  Retireborn: Yes, lost on time according to Informator/Mecking.

Black will play ...c3, ...Bb4, ...a5 and win with his Q-side pawns.

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