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Efim Geller vs Vitaly Tseshkovsky
8th Soviet Team Cup (1974), Moscow URS, rd 3, Aug-23
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Archangelsk Variation (C78)  ·  0-1



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Dec-05-05  weisyschwarz: Good game for Tsheshkovsky. Geller looked to be without a plan, and was outmanuvered by the man who had one.
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  Honza Cervenka: Final position of this game is like an advertisement on centralization. White Bishop is lost: 29.Rxe5 Qxe5 is double attack against h2 with threatening mate and Ba5, 29.Rh5 doesn't solve the problem for 29...g6 and after 29.g4 the Bishop dies after 29...Qd5+, if black doesn't want to search for anything else, for example 29...Re2.

Geller's 26.Rxf5(??) should have been a little Pawn winning combo, but it had tactical hole in lovely 27...d4! and 28...Re5! which can be quite pretty puzzle one day. But even without that mistake black's position was already clearly better.

Feb-08-09  great uncle bulgaria: 18 Bxe5 perhaps
Feb-08-09  nescio: 18.Bxe5 makes use of a pin, but after 18...Qf5! White gets in a pin himself and loses the bishop.
Mar-06-09  great uncle bulgaria: good point nescio

i put 18 bxe5 through TOGA on my pda's chess program and got ......

18 bxe5 c6 19 qd4 c5 20 qd5 then qf5!
and the bishop dissapears very quickly.

so essentially your very correct move following on from 2 moves by black to shore up the central pawn formation.

back to the tactics drawing board for me.....

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