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Sergio Mariotti vs Alexander Geller
Catania Open (1990), Catania ITA, Aug-??
King's Indian Defense: Four Pawns Attack. Florentine Gambit (E77)  ·  0-1



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Dec-31-03  Dick Brain: Doesn't 30 Re3! save the game? I don't see how Black could get any more than equality after that. 30. Re3! Bxg4 31. Nf3 Rf8 32. Rh4 h5 - here White's rook is placed funny, but I don't see the finisher for Black.
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  whiteshark: <Dick Brain: Doesn't 30 Re3! save the game? I don't see how Black could get any more than equality after that. 30. Re3! Bxg4 31. Nf3 Rf8 32. Rh4 h5 - here White's rook is placed funny, but I don't see the finisher for Black.>

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<33.Ke2 Bxe3 34.Qxe3 Qxd5 35.Kf2>

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and white is going to re-activate his rook via h1.

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  whiteshark: Unfortunately Mariotti missed <29.Kf1!>, which looks like a strong move, securing the material advantage without risk.

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<29...Ne3+ 30.Kg1 Bd4 31.Kh2>

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Do you see anything risky here?

Sep-14-20  andrew1961: This game has never been played.
Mariotti has never played against Geller in his entire chess career.
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  paulalbert: The opponent here is Alexander Geller, not the well known Soviet GM Yefim Geller. Are you sure your not confusing the two.
Sep-15-20  andrew1961: I have reported only the words of GM Mariotti who claims that some of his games on are reported incorrectly. And that he never played against Geller.
To be honest, I found the tournament where Mariotti played against Alexander Geller, although I find it strange that Mariotti doesn't remember it.
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  Annie K.: The Black player in this game has been corrected from Efim to Alexander Geller. Thanks. :)

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