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Alexander Kotov vs Mikhail Yudovich Sr.
USSR Championship (1939), Leningrad URS, rd 9, Apr-28
Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense. Vienna Variation (D39)  ·  1-0



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Apr-23-04  ughaibu: If white'd played 27....Qd6 it doesn't look very clear to me.
Apr-20-05  Whitehat1963: 25. Rf5!! Awesome calculation! (Also features the Opening of the Day.)
Apr-20-05  aw1988: Fun little king hunt.
Apr-06-07  ALEXIN: Surprising Rf5 !
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  Sastre: If 27...Re6, 28.Qg7+ Kxf5 29.Bc2+ Re4 30.Qf6+ Kg4 31.Bd1+ Re2 32.Bxe2#.
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  Messiah: Very nice; this game should have more fame.
Jan-03-23  stone free or die: You'll find this game mentioned in Renaud & Kahn's <The Art of the Checkmate> as a precusor to the G-65 presented on p117.

It may be the first to feature Black's 9...Bxc3+ (even if it isn't the first to introduce 7.Bxc4 as R&K claim).


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  fredthebear: "Judovitch did not want to take any risks and played 9...PxB, leaving White with a marked advantage."

The authors' opening commentary on the above game Kotov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1939 stops there.

Therefore, no checkmate is actually shown above. The finish would go:

31...Kf2 32.Rd2+ Ke1 33.Qe2# 1-0.
or 31...Ke4 32.Rd2+ Ke3 33.Qe2# 1-0.

Jan-04-23  stone free or die: <<Fred> Therefore, no checkmate is actually shown above.>

Therefore, nobody said that there was one forthere.

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