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Borislav Ivkov vs Michael Fallone
Moscow Olympiad qual-2 (1956), Moscow URS, rd 2, Sep-02
Philidor Defense: Larsen Variation (C41)  ·  1-0



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Mar-18-05  PaulKeres: <The h-pawn hack!>
24. Qg5 allows 25. h5,
24...Qa5 is an attempt a deadly discovered attack with 25...Nd3+ but after 25. Nb5 nothing can stop 26. h5, then 27. hxg6, and black can do nothing to stop both
28. gxf7+ and 28. Rxh8+ (if Nxg6 or fxg6) and mate to follow. A pretty finish I think. I find the h-pawn hack a nice strategy against the "O-O fianchettoed" king, but especially when black does not put his kings knight on f6 (here 6...Ne7?!). Any comments?
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  tpstar: White scores well against this Philidor/Modern setup Opening Explorer especially after 6. Be3 & 7. Qd2 & 8. 0-0-0 with opposite side castling Opening Explorer and notice how the Scotch Center limits Black's counterplay. 12 ... h5!? was a very risky way to hinder a Kingside Pawn storm, especially since Black just traded off the dsb leaving those dark squares glaringly weak. Like <PaulKeres> said, 24 ... Qa5 does prevent 25. h5?? (due to 25 ... Nd3+), but 25. Nb5! is a nice Interference tactic to block the Queen and prepare a winning breakthrough.

ChessBase 8.0 has this game ending after 25. Nb5 Bg4 26. h5 1-0.

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