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Rafael Vaganian vs Garry Kasparov
47th USSR Championship (1979), Minsk BLR, rd 11, Dec-??
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  0-1



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Apr-19-06  ButIdothattoo: Well, I guess I don't understand much of this game. I guess it's all just beyond me. Gazz had pawns hanging left and right thru-out the game. The one hanging on f5 at one point to a rook - could that have been taken? I mean, I'm no expert here.

I like the way Raffy conducted the game until 24 Bxg6, which I don't see a real necessity for. Couldn't he
have sat all day on his more active
bishops? What was Black going to do?

Apr-19-06  HamasHamas: Sit on Gazz until he cracks?

Yes, it does appear that Raff missed some opportunities here.

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  HAPERSAUD: Yay, I hate the Trompowsky, and I love to see it get owned
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: This isn't a Trompowsky. After 5.Nf3, it transposes to a Philidor with the offbeat Bg5.
Nov-07-20  fisayo123: Gazza could have settled for simplifications but he was trying extra hard to win this game even willing to give Vaganian the passed c pawn. It works out for him at the end
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  OhioChessFan: Like <Butl>, I don't get leaving the unprotected f5 Pawn sit there so long.
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  OhioChessFan: I was about to run 37. Rxf5 when I saw someone had run the whole game. 37. Rxf5 is +.76 and 37. Rd1 is -.07.
Nov-08-20  carpovius: 35. fxg6+ Qxg6 36. Qxb5 Bc8 37. Rxe5 Rxe5 38. Qxe5 Qxc2 +-
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  OhioChessFan: <carpo>, yes, why in the world not take a Pawn with check? It's not like you're using a tempo. But 36. g3 before Qxb6 would be better.
Nov-08-20  carpovius: <OhioChessFan> u'r 140% right. Of course, 36 g3 should be played 1st

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