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Lev Polugaevsky vs Efim Geller
Amsterdam IBM (1970), Amsterdam NED, rd 2, Jul-15
King's Indian Defense: Averbakh Variation. Geller Defense (E73)  ·  1-0

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Jun-20-15  ColdSong: After 36...Qb4,breaking black's fortress is certainly not that easy.
Jun-09-20  tinnderbox: This was a minor sensation. Two Russian giants, second round, a tame draw somewhat expected. But Polugaevsky really went for the win. And as a young boy I stood a few yards away, in thrilled amazement.

Geller sat behind the board like an immoveable object, defending with all his might. Polu looked like a hawk, leaning forward, eyes piercing, hunting down his prey. Geller got into terrible time trouble. With seconds left he blitzed out the moves, desperately even held the button of the (Garde) clock down to prevent Polugaevsky from pressing it. But all to no avail. Polu kept his nerves and dealt blow after blow. After move 39, Geller looked at his position for a few seconds, then with a big sigh resigned.

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