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Vlastimil Hort vs Lajos Portisch
Hoogovens (1968), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 6, Jan-16
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0

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Mar-21-15
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  zydeco: Portisch ended up with a huge plus score against Hort, but, in 1968, Hort was the coming man and executed one of his classic positional squeezes in their first meeting.

19.d4 is an unexpected, intelligent move - white's bishop on e3 looks very nice, but Hort demonstrates that knights are more effective than bishops in this position.

I assume that black really should rush with 26....f5. Once white's pawn gets to e6, he has an overwhelming advantage.

I really like the closing sequence: 54.e8=Q gives up the passed pawn to block in black's queen and enables Hort to reestablish his positional superiority.

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