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Lev Psakhis vs Efim Geller
Yerevan Zonal (1982), Yerevan URS
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. General (D58)  ·  0-1



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Mar-10-04  ughaibu: Here's a great miniature. If white had carried on black could "saw" the queen to c5 followed by Qc2 winning white's queen.
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  sbevan: 25. Kxf2 Qxb6+
26. Kf1 Bc8!
which is why Psakhis resigned.

At age 57 Geller playing Black, beats the then current Soviet champion in a miniature!

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  sbevan: There's a beautiful analysis by GM Nunn in his book

"Grandmaster Secrets: Winning Quickly at Chess"
Gambit Publications Ltd. 2007

Jun-27-11  SimonWebbsTiger: a classic Geller game. It won best novelty and game award in Informator 34. (The game is 33/564.)

It is game 47 in Geller's book <the Application of Chess Theory.>

Jul-25-13  ImInterestedInChess: I loved his game! It was played amazingly!
Apr-27-14  sicilianhugefun: The attack just never ran out of steam...
Apr-27-14  Granny O Doul: The line with 26...Bc8 is great. Would have taken the game out of the "miniature" range, though.
Sep-30-14  Poisonpawns: White built his entire game on stopping c5. When black sacrificed the pawn by playing 12..c5!! Whites game just crumbled. Turned out to be a faulty plan on Lev`s part.
Feb-07-20  Howard: According to the Informant, 11...Qe7 was a novelty. That's what probably enabled the game to take first place in the novelty category in Informant 33.

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