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Efim Geller vs Evgeni Ellinovich Sveshnikov
46th USSR Championship (1978), Tbilisi GEO, rd 3, Dec-??
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  0-1



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  Sneaky: 31. bxc4 exf3 and White can't stop the threat of Qh3, or Qg4+ with Re8.
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  Sneaky: Also, instead of 34. Re1, how about 34. Qxe8+ Qxe8 35. Rxb3. Doesn't White have a material advantage there?
Jul-24-02  bishop: Sneaky, 34.Re1? is a mistake. If 34.Qxe8+ Qxe8 35.Rxb3 black can draw either by perpetual check or if the white king tries to escape the checks via Ke1 then the move ...h5! by Black holds the balance.
Aug-30-05  aw1988: <Calcaxchess> This is one for your Namesake Openings collection.
Mar-19-06  notyetagm: <aw1988> That's also called "eponymous", with the same name.

A famous example from classical music is the Borodin String Quartet playing String Qyartet #2 by Borodin.

Nov-07-08  aazqua: Great game an a classic sveshnikov. Black's position certainly doesn't seem completely solid but the game is very unbalanced and black creates a tremendous amount of tension. Eventually white makes a false step.
Mar-06-17  ChessHigherCat: Sunday puzzle: 29... Black to play and f 'im
Just as a side note, Sveshnikov's peak rating of 2489 is due to some kind of inflation in modern ratings or differences in the Soviet system, right? He should be at least 2650 judging by this game.
Feb-11-19  The17thPawn: Whites rather imposing looking knight on d5 seems to have very little say in the game. Common in the Sveshnikov or did Geller just fail to utilize it correctly?

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