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Boris Gelfand vs Lubomir Ftacnik
Debrecen (1989), Debrecen HUN, Jun-??
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0



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Jan-22-06  vizir: Beautiful game !
Feb-03-06  MoranCho: Wow, that is really amazing,
courageous Chess!
Feb-03-06  BabyJ: 34...Ke7 35 Rf7+ Ke8 36 Rf4+! and
37 Rxh4 will keep attacking!

Note that it's probably this, and not
36 Rf6+ Ke7 37 Rxd6 hxg3+ and 38...Kxd6. Is this enough for White? But Black could also have played
35...Kd8!, forcing 36 Bf6+ and 37 Bxh4, which is the clue that it would probably have been 36 Rf4+ in the
35...Ke8 line.

Feb-03-06  MoranCho: Yes. I think that's what Bob would
have played. Bob and his bishops!
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  wordfunph: another Gelfand's favorite Grunfeld 8.Rb1 game!!

"I eagerly awaited this duel with a strong theoretician, who had been playing only the Grunfeld throughout his career.

This victory provided a good boost to my confidence. I won this tournament and exceeded my final grandmaster norm by one point."

- GM Boris Gelfand

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  perfidious: A pretty concluding combination, good for a POTD.
Mar-29-18  Straclonoor: Position after 33 moves is on the cover of Chess (Riga)#19 1989 magazine.
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