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Albin Planinc vs Svetozar Gligoric
Vidmar Memorial 4th (1977), Portoroz/Ljubljana, Jun-??
King's Gambit: Accepted. Fischer Defense (C34)  ·  0-1



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Nov-30-02  Sylvester: 2exf6 Gligoric says that the capture of the pawn is a matter of principle.

9f2 is a novelty according to Gligoric which he found over the board, allowing black to speed up its development by creating threats against the white king, the point of which is 10g3.

Nov-30-02  Sylvester: 25. Rag1 is the losing move, Rhg1 is better so that the queen's rook can protect the e-file.
Nov-30-02  PVS: 3d6 Fischer's suggestion in his famous 1961 article "A Bust to the King's Gambit."
Dec-01-02  Kenneth Sterling: It was inspired by his humiliating loss to Spassky the year before.
Dec-02-02  Kulla Tierchen: Gligoric's 7...Nc6 is better than the usual 7...c6. Perhaps 7...Nf6 is a playable alternative. This note is in connection with the Calvo-Gligoric discussion.
Dec-02-02  drukenknight: 6 Ng1 looks bad; black apparently doesn't have to develop a single piece but he can make white lose time by going backwards. The result is that black has gained space and white has nothing to show.

White is pressed for a move because the most typical placement for the N is e5 (Kieseretsky) and g5 (Alagier). These lines are okay if white can grab the g pawn to copmensate for the loss of the N. Here blacks g pawn is held by B so these spots dont work.

Better to leave the N there and develop another piece; Bc4. Then gxf3 simply trades a N for the break up of the K side pawns, which still leaves white ahead in development; that should be fine. He will use the holes in the K side to attack.

Dec-02-02  Kulla Tierchen: 6. Ng1 Qf6 7. Nc3 c6 8. Nge2 f3 9. Ng3 f2+ 10. Ke2 b6 11. Bg5 Ba6+ 12. Ke3 Bh6 13. Qxg4 seems good for white. Even better is 6. Ng1 Qf6 7. Nc3 c6 8. e5 de Nf4 Qe7 de Qxe5 11. Qe2 Nd7 12. Bd2
Dec-02-02  Vilkacis: In your second line, if black plays 11...Bg7 what does white do? If black plays 6...Bh6 as in this game, where and when does white improve?
Dec-02-02  Kulla Tierchen: If black plays 11Bg7 then 12. Nd6+ Kf8 13.Bxf4

In the text white improves with 7. Ne2 Qf6 8. Nbc3 f3 9. Ng3 f2+ 10. Ke2 Ne7 11. Bxh6 Qxh6 12. Qc1

Je vous attendais, pour vous raconter.

Dec-02-02  Kulla Tierchen: Planinc is another whose career was ended prematurely by severe mental illness.
Jan-06-03  ughaibu: h4 seems rather pointless if black has played d6. Why not keep it in reserve and simply play 5.Bc4? I like the arrangement of the rooks at the end.
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  Honza Cervenka: If white plays 5.Bc4 instead of immediate attacking of black's pawn chain by 5.h4 then black can continue 5...Bg7 with intention to meet h4 with h6. So immediate h4 has its own clear strategic purpose: to force g4 and destroy black's pawn chain. It is one of main strategic motives of all similar variations of accepted King's gambit.
Jan-07-03  ughaibu: Certainly but white can also choose to attack the pawns by g3, before deciding whether or not to do so he has some easy moves to play. It seems like a viable alternative to me.
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  Honza Cervenka: Of course, you are right that for example 5.Bc4 is a playable alternative to 5.h4. But if white wants to attack successfully black's pawn chain by h4, he should do it immediately as after Bg7 move h4 doesn't force black's pawn advance because rook h8 is protected by bishop. To play such position with strong pawn chain is not unpleasant for black - see for example one of my favourite games: Adolf Anderssen vs G Neumann, 1866 :-)
Apr-06-09  YoungEd: I just picked up a copy of Gligoric's "I Play Against Pieces" book, and this is the first game. Worth the price of the book alone! A beautiful game. I've only worked through a few of the games so far, but I recommend the book.
Jun-07-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

A Planinc vs Gligoric, 1977.
Your score: 31 (par = 27)


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  louispaulsen88888888: Memory is hazy, but I think this was the Game of the Month is Chess Life, a regular column by Gligoric back in the day.

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