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Herman Pilnik vs Efim Geller
Gothenburg Interzonal (1955), Gothenburg SWE, rd 15, Sep-09
Sicilian Defense: Boleslavsky Variation (B59)  ·  0-1

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Nov-19-07  TheKnife: In his book Modern Chess Strategy, Ludek Pachman mentions this game took place in the Interzonal of 1952.
May-22-14  estrick: The position after 22. f3 is #150 in Lev Alburt's 'Chess Training Pocket Book'.

It is a demonstration of how to sacrifice a pawn in order to get the knight a dominant outpost on e5 while turning White's LSB into a bad bishop that's hemmed in by pawns of its own color.

The knight does indeed play a very important role in Black's kingside attack, while White's LSB is mostly a passive spectator.

Feb-06-15
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  whiteshark: You'll find the game annotated by Sokolsky / Lemos http://www.onlinechesslessons.net/2...
Nov-17-15
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  zydeco: Great example of Geller's energetic play. From move 18 on, every one of his moves is forward. 18....a4! and 19....f5! are important moves in seizing the initiative - they're not exactly hard moves to find, but it takes courage to not worry about potential weaknesses. Pilnik's play looks sensible the whole way through but he gets pushed into a passive position.

This was part of an Argentine massacre: over two critical rounds in this tournament, the Soviets beat the Argentines, their chief rivals, 6-1.

Nov-16-17  PaperSlim: 22. ..e4 is just beautiful. Strategically wins the game for black

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