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Viacheslav Osnos vs Efim Geller
USSR Championship (1966/67), Tbilisi URS, rd 3, Jan-01
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Immediate Fianchetto (E60)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: The finish of this game was probably influenced by time pressure from both sides. Instead of 36.Rf4 white could play simple 36.Rg4 with threat of Bh6 which cannot be reasonably prevented. On the other hand, after 36.Rf4?! Geller missed pretty 36...Rxf4 37.Bxf4 Rb6! 38.Bxc7 Qxg6+ 39.Qxg6 Rxg6+ which would have reduced white's winning chances practically to zero despite of his extra piece. 37...Ne8?? was a blunder (it was necessary to leave the Knight on c7 to protect point e6), which could be punished immediately by simple 38.Bxb6 as then 38...Rxf4 is followed by 39.Be6 Nf6 40.Ra1 . Osnos missed it playing inferior 38.Bxf6 but Geller still not aware of the threat blundered again with 38...Rxf6?? (after 38...exf6 white is better but black is still alive) and now Osnos finally spotted the decisive blow 39.Be6. But despite of these inaccuracies white's win was well-deserved in this game.

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