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Erno Gereben vs Efim Geller
Budapest (1952), Budapest HUN, rd 13, Mar-25
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Adams Attack (B90)  ·  0-1

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Feb-25-03  kostich in time: This is one of the classic wins for BLACK in the Sicilian.The prying open of the a-file,and the rook sac, are very nice.The endgame is a good example of the queen overcoming two rooks
Feb-26-03  ughaibu: I wonder if the queen would have been as effective if the bishops hadn't been of opposite colours?
Mar-24-05  JustAFish: I love this game. What an extraordinary series of moves beginning with 17 ... a4! Geller must have had a good idea of what the board would look like around move 28 or so when he left the e6 Bishop en prise. All he got out of the combination was a positional advantage. Great skill.
Jul-18-05  davewv: The Application of Chess Theory by Geller, Page 29
Jul-18-05  farrooj: whoa <aw>, calm down, he didn't mean anything bad, Why'd you attack him like that?
Jul-18-05  aw1988: Never mind, post deleted. I mean instead to politely request he stop mentioning them.
Sep-18-08  arsen387: Geller sacs a piece and 2 exchanges to open lines around white K to exploit whites lack of development. Of course moves 7.g4 and 11.b3 were just waste of time, instead Bc4 or Be3 are indicated. 13.O-O-O was 'castling into it'. After that Geller was awesome.

After 17..a4! if whites take the B then 18.fxe6 fxe6! (discovering the attack on Q) 19.Qg3 (the only move, of course Qe3 allows Bg5 winning the Q) Bh4! 20.Qh2


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and blacks have all the play here, while white Q looks ridiculous.

Very beautiful attack by Geller!

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