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Lev Polugaevsky vs Vlastimil Hort
Manila Interzonal (1976), Manila PHI, rd 7, Jun-22
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Steinitz Development Variation (D26)  ·  0-1

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Aug-20-03
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  Sneaky: "Pinning and winning" as they say. Simple, elegant, and to-the-point.

Not 34...Na6? 35.Qc8+ and White is totally off the hook.

Aug-20-03  ChessPraxis: Hey Sneaky. A couple of months ago we were involved in a discussion regarding the terms "skewer" and "X-ray attack". Here, after 31. ... Rc1 had White played 32. Qc8+ Qxc8 the Black Rook would be providing an "X-ray defence" to his Queen.
Aug-20-03  unclewalter: what's the point of Rb7? the last move
Aug-20-03  fred lennox: Rb7 forces the exchange of queens, the white queen has no escape, and black has winning endgame.
Aug-20-03  alonso666: what about 33. na6?
Aug-20-03  bishop: 33...Na6 the White Rook returns to the first rank covering the mate. By the way the six consecutive moves with the king's knight were rather amusing.
May-24-05
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  Gypsy: What a stunning trap Hort sets! Polu has it all clearly won, except ....
May-25-05
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  Gypsy: <26.Bf4> Somehere soon after this move must be the genesis of Hort's ambush/trap. White seems to have retained most or all of his opening advantage and clearly now aims to brute-force Rc7, with decisive effects.

<28...Bxg4!?> From here on, I believe, Hort is already setting up the ambush.

<29.hxg4 Bxd6 30.Qxd6 a5> A forcing sequence that looks inocent enough.

<31.Rc1> White seems to suspect nothing.

<31...h6(!)> The trap mechanism is already in place. But Black has to loose a tempo without raising suspicion. As this opens up useful luft for Black king in the most natural fashion, this was the perfect move fro the task at hand.

<32.Rc7?> White seems to smell blod. But preparatory 32.g3 was the way to go.

<32...Qc8!> A pin so terrible and yet so feeeble-looking.

<33.Qd7?> A great moment of the game -- both players certain that they are winning! White has now stepped fully into the ambushed ravine. Either 33.Kh2 or 33.Qg3 would have avoided the immediate disaster. But, in either case, Black seems to be fine after 33...Re4.

<33...Re1+! 34.Kh2 Rc1!> The trap mechanism of the ambush went off. Polugaevsky should have resigned right here.

Of course, all of this is just a "world according to Gypsy". I do not realy know when Hort noticed the trap possibility, I am just learning to read the "forensic" reccord. There probably was a time-presure; not only Polu missed the tactic, but he kept on playing even after the trap went off.

Nov-24-06  CapablancaFan: A MONSTER pin to say the least.
Oct-23-10
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  sfm: 33.Qd7?? Hort must have been in disbelief over this gift. Maybe Polu was in time trouble. Simply 33.g3 and White seems to be the happier player.
Mar-25-11  hedgeh0g: With 33...Re1+, Hort not only creates a pin, but prepares to exploit it on the next move with the same piece!
Nov-17-12  Rama: Ju-jitsu.
Nov-14-14  Poisonpawns: When occupying the 7th rank goes wrong
Jul-21-18  Inocencio: Lucky punch!
Jan-12-19  bubuli55: “Pin Pin de Sarap Pin”
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