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Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Boris Gelfand
Novi Sad Olympiad (1990), Novi Sad YUG, rd 4, Nov-20
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B96)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Mateo: A short draw but what a game! A Queen sac from magic Ljubo gave him a forced draw.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Nbd7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.Be2 <this was new.> b5 10.f5 b4 <as analysed by Gelfand and Kapengut, 10...Ne5 should be considered.> 11.fxe6! Ne5 12.Qxf6!! <the only move.> gxf6 13.Nd5 Qa7 <Black could even lose here. 13...Qa5? 14.Nf6 Ke8 15.Nd5 Ke8 16.Nb3!, White wins! 13...Qb8? (or 13...Qc5?) 14.Nf6 Kd8 15.Nd7, Whites wins.> 14.Nxf6+ Kd8 15.Nd5 Ke8 16.Nf6+ Kd8 17.Nd5 1/2-1/2

Apr-03-11  SimonWebbsTiger: a charming short draw I came across in Informator (50/287) today.

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