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Efim Geller vs Alexey Suetin
USSR Championship (1950), Moscow URS, rd 6, Nov-20
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. General (C89)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: Oops!
Jun-10-03  fred lennox: A Royal Oops!
Jun-10-03  Larsker: Maybe these guys are just humans after all....
Jan-10-04  Slovensko: Wow, this would be a good addition to Benjamin Lau's collection about World Class blunders.
Jan-10-04  Benjamin Lau: Thanks Slovensko! :-)
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  whiteshark: The position after <34...Qxa2>

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White should win 'easily' after playing <35.f4> or <35.Re4> or <35.Qc5>

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  whiteshark: Here is one example:

<35.f4 Ra8 36.e6 Qd5 37.Rb7 Qb4 38.Qc7 Qf6>

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<39.e7 Kh7 40.Qc2+ Qg6 41.Ra7 Re8 42.Qxa4>

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with ♙♙ ahead and no counterplay for black.

Jul-04-11  DarkSquareKnight: Maybe someone else knows where to find it. I've seen another game where Geller made a very similar blunder.
Jun-07-14  ralph46: besides the blunder at the end this game does not belong to MARSHALL the position after 11Nbd2 by transposition is a main line position in the Open Ruy Lopez. There is also a game of KERES with the same structure included . After 9 d4 best is considered ..Bg4 . That is why in the closed Ruy h3 is played to hinder Bg4
Dec-16-16  clement41: As Ralph46 pointed out, this game features a somewhat rare transposition, from a Spanish main line to the open Ruy Lopez. Details are interesting for Ruy players

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