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Eugenio Torre vs Lajos Portisch
Nice Olympiad Final-A (1974), Nice FRA, rd 3, Jun-17
Pirc Defense: Classical. Schlechter Variation (B08)  ·  1-0



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Jan-12-10  zanshin: Starting move 21, Portisch underestimated the Knight fork on g5 (first!).
Sep-09-10  iking: nice endgame!
Jun-16-11  wordfunph: GM Torre's ELO was 2450 to GM Portisch's 2645.


Oct-23-11  visayanbraindoctor: Torre beats the legendary Hungarian GM Lajos Portisch in an important Olympiad game. e5 was nicely played. Few people know it but Torre has a good record against Portisch.

May GM Torre set new records in the upcoming Olympiad.

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  perfidious: < zanshin: Starting move 21, Portisch underestimated the Knight fork on g5....>

Black's troubles began well before this (the manoeuvre 11....Qe5 and 12....Qe7 looks anti-positional), and there was little that Portisch could have done to avoid e5 without making other concessions, eg, ....h6 kills his bishop.

In these anti-Pirc lines, Black usually answers a4 with ....a5, and the idea 8....Qa5 doesn't look natural. Portisch has had better days.

Apr-17-14  wordfunph: lifted this pic from Kevin O'Connell's The Batsford Chess Yearbook..

tshirt vs slong leeve 1-0 :)

Apr-17-14  torrefan: Another historical trivia for this famous photo is that it was the inspiration for the Eric Clapton song--

Aug-31-16  Virgil A: That was a long time ago. 1974

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