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Irina Levitina vs Nona Gaprindashvili
Ch URS (w) (1979), Tbilisi (Georgia), rd 2
Sicilian Defense: Four Knights Variation (B45)  ·  1-0

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Jul-31-07
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Black could have won with the nice tactic 30...e4! 31.Qxe4 Rfe8! 32.Nxe8+ Rxe8 33.Nd4 Qg2+! 34.Qxg2 Rxe1+ 35.Qf1 Rxf1# (Kibitzer's Café).
Jul-31-07  ahmadov: From Kibitzers' Cafe: <SwitchingQuylthulg: <tarek1> Indeed it is! White's back rank is just too weak. For the record, the position is from Levitina vs N Gaprindashvili, 1979 (with an insignificant change in the position of White's a-pawn). Black, the former women's World Champion, missed the combination in the game, playing 30...Qf5 instead and eventually losing. So <ahmadov> and <tarek1> can congratulate theirselves for being tactically stronger than Gaprindashvili :)> Thanks <SwitchingQuylthulg> I think it is not easy to see the solution OTB... At the same time, there probably was some time pressure if Black played 30...Qf5?

Another interesting thing is that I am the first person to post under a game in which a good winning chance was missed...

Jul-31-07  ahmadov: <Another interesting thing is that I am the first person to post under a game in which a good winning chance was missed...> Ooops, not the first now...
Apr-29-11  BLarsen1967: Actually White has a great position after 29.Nxd6,it's almost winning. If Black insists on 29..Bh3,then w's gonna play 30.Qc6 and now 30..e4 no longer works because of 31.Qxe4 and b is lost
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