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Boris Gelfand vs Alexander G Beliavsky
Linares (1991), Linares ESP, rd 7, Mar-04
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Main Line New Main Line (D37)  ·  0-1



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Jun-12-18  Howard: Considering that Stockfish believes that Black's strongest move on move 12 was 12...dxc4, it's rather surprising that the Informant gives Beliavsky's 12..b5 two exclamation marks---not to mention giving it first place (by a hefty margin) in the TN section.
Jul-22-18  Howard: You can find the Stockfish analysis, by the way, by clicking on the above link.
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  Penguincw: Happy August.

I also had a good feeling this would be today's puzzle, so looked ahead.

25...d4 26.Bxd4 Rb8 27.Bc3 Rxb2+ 28.Ka1 Rb6 29.g6 Ra6 30.gxf7+ Kxf7 31.Qf4+ Kg8 32.Qd6 Nd4 0-1

There, I can say it now. I solved a Sunday puzzle.

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  ChessHigherCat: Recycled, first!
If I remember correctly, the solution is the interference move d4.
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  ChessHigherCat: 25. d4 is more than just an interference move, it slices, dices, Bxd4 allows Rb8 as in the game line, exd allows Rxb2 of course, and Rc2 allows Rxe5! I think this was at least a Friday, at least it should have been.
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  agb2002: Recycled.
Aug-01-18  Walter Glattke: I saw this before, only recycled puzzles this week.
Aug-01-18  gofer: Hmmm, if this is a new policy for <CG> then I won't have any real reason to visit any more. The POTD is 99% of what I do here and re-cycled puzzles are not worth coming back for...
Aug-01-18  WorstPlayerEver: <gofer>

True dat. POTD is the heart of cg. I wish the new administrator realizes this. Especially the nature of the puzzles. As they were outstanding IMO.

Aug-01-18  morfishine: <gofer> & <WorstPlayerEver> You understand why, right?
Aug-01-18  malt: Looks familiar 25...d4 26.B:d4 Rb8
If White plays 27.b4 N:b4
Aug-01-18  thegoodanarchist: <morfishine: <gofer> & <WorstPlayerEver> You understand why, right?>

I don't think <gofer> does.


The reason we are getting recycled puzzles is because of the tragic death of Daniel Freeman on July 24th, the chessgames webmaster and cofounder.

Aug-01-18  Hodor: grand display of fireworks
Aug-01-18  gofer: <thegoodanarchist>: You are right. I didn't know.

For nearly 10 years, I have been unknowingly <relying> on POTD's to give some sort of structure to my day (and my week). My post was simply showing my addiction to this site (in its current format)...

...without which I would be, to some degree, lost...

R.I.P. Daniel.

Aug-01-18  Howard: Uhhh.... wasn't this POTD not long ago ?

To be fair, Daniel Freeman's death may have had something to do with this, though.

Aug-01-18  jrredfield: Daniel and the other co-founder of CG have both passed (R.I.P. Daniel). My understanding is that a user named SARGON is doing the best possible job to keep the site going with whatever help others can provide. So it will get back on track--just need some patience here.
Aug-01-18  messachess: Nice problem. Good difficulty.
Aug-01-18  thegoodanarchist: < gofer: <thegoodanarchist>: You are right. I didn't know.

For nearly 10 years, I have been unknowingly <relying> on POTD's to give some sort of structure to my day (and my week).>

Many of us have been relying on them, <gofer>. I include myself in that statement.

POTD is almost as important as the sunrise for me. Equally as important as my morning coffee, and more vital than breakfast.

Aug-01-18  Noflaps: As great as the POTD is (think Times- crossword level tradition, for some), there are plenty of other good reasons to keep coming to this site, in my own steadfastly humble opinion. Playing guess the move, or reading the kibitzes from all over the place about most of history's important games, is likely enough to keep me here until I can no longer manage to do anything with chess except to drool on the board. Long Live
Aug-01-18  wtpy: I know we live in the age of hyperbole, but the potd more important than coffee-- never. Oxygen perhaps. RIP Daniel Freeman. I didn't know him, but he will certainly be missed,
Aug-01-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 24 dpa done

1. + / = (0.26): 12...dxc4 13.Nd2 Ne7 14.Nxc4 Qd8 15.e4 Nxg4 16.Bg3 Ng6 17.h4 h5 18.f3 Nf6 19.Rh2 a6 20.Rhd2 b5 21.Ne5 Nf8 22.Rg2 Be3 23.Bh2 Qb6 24.Rd3 Be8 25.Qe2 Bd4 26.Qd2 Bxe5 27.Bxe5

2. + / = (0.58): 12...Bf8 13.g5 Nh5 14.Bg3 Qb6 15.cxd5 Bxa3 16.Ne5 Nxe5 17.Bxe5 g6 18.Bh3 Bf8 19.Bd4 Bc5 20.Na4 Bxa4 21.Qxa4 Bxd4 22.Qxd4 Ng7 23.Qxb6 axb6 24.Rd3 Rc5 25.Bg2 exd5 26.Bxd5 Re8 27.Rhd1 Re7 28.f4 Nf5 29.e4 Nd6 30.e5 Nf5

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  Breunor: For some reason I always seem to enjoy the games of Beliavsky.
Aug-01-18  Patzer Natmas: My condolences to both families of CG... recycled potd or not, I still would enjoy this site. I normally check out female player games (I feel I understand their games more).
Aug-01-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 22 dpa done and no 15.Nb3 yet

<1. + / = (0.52): 15.Be2> Ne8 16.Nf3 Bb6 17.Ne5 Nd6 18.Nxd7 Qxd7 19.Qa4 Nb7 20.Rc1 Nc5 21.Qb4 Bc7 22.Bg3 h6 23.Na4 Nxa4 24.Qxa4 Ng6 25.Qd4 Bxg3 26.hxg3 e5 27.Qb4 e4 28.Qd4 Rab8 29.Ka2

2. = (0.19): 15.g5 Nh5 16.Be5 Ng6 17.Nf3 Nxe5 18.Nxe5 Be8 19.Rg1 Rab8 20.a4 Bd6 21.Nf3 Qa5 22.Nd4 g6 23.Rc1 Bxh2 24.Rh1 Be5 25.Qd3 Rc7 26.Be2 Ng7 27.f4 Bd6 28.Bd1 Qb4 29.Bf3 Bd7 30.Qd2 Rbc8 31.Ka1 Rc4 32.Qh2

3. = (0.09): 15.Rg1 Ng6 16.Bg3 Nxg4 17.Be2 Nh6 18.Nb3 Bb6 19.Nd4 Bxd4 20.Rxd4 Nf5 21.Ra4 Nxg3 22.hxg3 Rc7 23.Ra6 Ne7 24.Rc1 Bc8 25.Ra4 Rb8 26.g4 Ng6 27.f4 Qd6 28.Rd4

4. = (0.07): 15.h3 Bxa3 16.g5 Nh5 17.Bh2 Bb4 18.Qb3 Qa5 19.Rc1 f6 20.Rg1 fxg5 21.Rxg5 Nf6 22.Bd3 Be8 23.h4 Bg6 24.Bxg6 hxg6 25.Be5 a6 26.b6 Qxb6 27.Nf3 Ne4 28.Rg4 Nxc3+ 29.Bxc3 a5 30.Ng5 Rab8

5. = (0.00): 15.Bd3 Ng6 16.Bg3 Nxg4 17.h3 Nf6 18.h4 Nh5 19.Bh2 Nf6 20.Bg3 Nh5

Aug-02-18  Howard: I understand the above analysis, but what if Black instead plays 12...b5! as in the game. What does Houdini say about that ?
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