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Boris Gulko vs Vladimir Savon
Lvov Zonal (1978), Lvov URS, rd 1, Apr-??
Benoni Defense: Taimanov Variation (A67)  ·  1-0



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Nov-27-05  KingG: Absolutely brilliant! I love these e5, f5 combinations in the Benoni. I bet 22.Nxe5! came as a shock.
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  whiteshark: Savon was soaped here.
Feb-09-18  cunctatorg: OK but I have to point out that people around avoid to comment on this game...

Explanation/interpretation: they can't understand (by themselves) what happened in that chessboard and they are ashamed to ask their silicon trainer/analyst!! It's "chessically" correct to ask that monster regarding a game of Fischer, Korchnoi, Karpov, Kasparov or some World Champion but to ask that monster about a game of a certain GM Boris Gulko vs. some GM named Vladimir Savon is outrageous and shameful!!

Well, I have to admit that I understand what had happened in that chessboard back in 1978 in a much lesser measure than a GM named Savon had understood during that game... Isn't shameful?!?

Apr-09-20  SpiritedReposte: Great play. Not sure, but I think white can go <25. Rxd3!> in the final position and everything's off limits because of various threats.
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  Count Wedgemore: <SpiritedReposte> Yes, quite right. 25.Rxd3 is definitely a good move, even though it's not even necessary to grab that pawn, since White is completely winning no matter what. But it's a nice move, since Black cannot capture either of the rooks; After 25...Qxe5, White simply plays 26.Nxg6+, forking Black's King and Queen, while after 25...Qxd3, White can go 26.Bf6+, and if then Black plays 26...Rxf6, the game abruptly ends with 27.Qxf6#.

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