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Khanan Muchnik vs Nikolay Bakulin
"Bak in the USSR" (game of the day Nov-02-2019)
Olympiad (1967), Moscow URS
King's Gambit: Accepted. Modern Defense (C36)  ·  0-1



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May-09-07  Slink: Remarkable how 14...Bxf3 unleashes a firework of attacking moves, activating the black forces piece by piece. Beautiful play by Bakulin.
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  juan31: Great defense of black
Nov-02-19  JohnBoy: So then what was the point of 13...b6?
Nov-02-19  Ironmanth: Wow! Is there any way that White could have endured this better?! Thanks, chessgames. Y'all have a great weekend.
Nov-02-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: 18 Kh2, getting into the line of fire of the bishop, was a lousy move, and I have no idea why White would play it.


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  Breunor: White was in trouble after move 20 but Stockfish gives 21 Be3 as the clear losing move; score goes from about -1.2 to -3.

It gives the best move as the odd looking Qd2; I think the idea here is now 21 Qh4 doesn't work since white can play 22 Qg5.

I also don't see why black plays 11 b6 either Stockfish doesn't list it as one of the top 2 moves; maybe he was preparing Na5?

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  OhioChessFan: I think Black's b6 was preventing White from playing Na5.
Nov-02-19  Whitehat1963: Annihilation!!!
Nov-02-19  cunctatorg: After 14... Bxf3, a thirteen (and more) moves almost forced (and awful) variation follows!!

I still don't get the logic of 13... b6 but I guess there is a good reason...

Nov-02-19  dashjon: nice game
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  MSteen: Just a series of thundering blows, leaving no time to breathe.

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