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Aivars Gipslis vs Rudolf Maric
URS-YUG (1971), Yerevan URS, rd 5, Nov-12
Scandinavian Defense: Richter Variation (B01)  ·  1-0



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Feb-02-17  Straclonoor: This game 18 moves identical Klovans-Vitolins (1968, Latvia club championship, not presented in this database). Vitolins answered 18....Rf6 and lost so long. Both ways are wrong:
Analysis by Stockfish 310117 64 POPCNT:
(3.41): 18...Qf6 19.Qxc7+ Kg8 20.Nce4 Rxe4 21.Nxe4 Qh4 22.Re1 Rc8 23.Qf4 Rf8 24.Qe3 Nd7 25.c5 Bf3 26.c6 bxc6 27.dxc6 Nb6 28.Bd3 Qf4 29.Qxf4 Rxf4 30.c7 Bg4 31.Ng5 Rf6 32.Be4 Kg7 33.f3 Bc8 34.Rh1 Rd6 35.Kb1 Kf6 36.f4 Rd4 37.Rh8 Rd7 38.Rf8+ Ke7 39.Rf7+ Ke8 40.Bxg6 Rxf7 41.Nxf7 . (5.98): 18...Rf6 19.Qd4 Bf5 20.Re1 Qd7 21.Ne6+ Bxe6 22.Rxe6 Raf8 23.Ne4 Qd8 24.d6 c5 25.Re7+ Qxe7 26.dxe7 cxd4 27.Nxf6 Nc8 28.exf8Q+ Kxf8 29.Kc2 Ne7 30.Kd3 b6 31.Nd5 Nc6 32.f4 Kg7 33.b4 g5 34.fxg5 Kg6 35.b5 Ne5+ 36.Ke4 Nf7 37.Kxd4 Nxg5 38.Ne7+ Kf6 39.Nc8 Ke6 40.Nxa7 Kd6 41.Nc8+ Kc7 42.Ne7 Nf3+ 43.Ke3 Kd6

Gipslis recommended 18....Kh6 but it's bad too:
(3.85): 18...Kh6 19.Ne6 Qf6 20.Qxf4+ Qxf4+ 21.Nxf4 Bxd1 22.Nxd1 Nd7 23.Ne6 c6 24.d6 Nf8 25.Nc5 b6 26.Ne4 Nd7 27.Bh3 Ne5 28.Ne3 Kg7 29.Kc2 Re8 30.f4 Nf7 31.Kd3 Rh8 32.Be6 Rh4 33.Ng4 Nd8 34.Bc8 Rh3+ 35.Ke2 c5 36.Ngf2 Rh8 37.Kf3 Nc6 38.Bb7 Nd4+ 39.Kg4 Kf7 40.Ng5+ Kf6 41.Nfe4+ Kg7

Maric lost the game, when played 16....Rf4 strongest answer is 16....Rxf2 with slight advantage for white. (0.87): 16.Rxh7 Rxf2 17.Bd3 Qf6 18.Rg1 Qf4 19.Qxf4 Rxf4 20.Bxg6 Raf8 21.Ne6 Bxe6 22.dxe6 Rf1+ 23.Rxf1 Rxf1+ 24.Kc2 Rf2+ 25.Kd3 Nc8 26.Nd5 Rg2 27.e7 Nxe7 28.Nxe7+ Kf8 29.Ke4 Kxe7 30.Rxg7+ Kf6 31.Rxc7 Rg4+ 32.Kd3 Rxg6 33.Rxb7 Rg3+ 34.Kc2 Rg4 35.Kb3 Rg3+ 36.Kb4 Rg2 37.Kc3 Rg3+ 38.Kd2 Rg2+ 39.Ke3 a5 40.a4 Kf5 41.Rb5 Rg4 42.Rxa5 Rxc4

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