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Robert Byrne vs Alexander Kotov
USA-URS (1954), Hotel Roosevelt, New York, NY USA, rd 1, Jun-??
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Main Line (E69)  ·  0-1

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Jul-29-12  SBC: This game took place in rd. 1 of the US-USSR match during the second half of June 1954 at the Hotel Roosevelt in New York City (not in Amsterdam).
Feb-24-13  ForeverYoung: This is a great game. Very good combo by Kotov. Note the a3 thrust setting it up! Superb technique to net the point.
Sep-08-16  Toribio3: The game is very instructive. The move a3 was the beginning of the end. Bishop of opposite color does not always end in draw. White has three islands of pawn and his king is very far from the center.
Mar-02-19
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  woldsmandriffield: Byrne lost the match-up with Kotov 1.5 - 2.5. The contest turned in the endgame where Byrne netted only 0.5 from a potential 1.5 points against an opponent whose technique in this aspect of the game was arguably inferior to his own.


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46 a5? was a losing move Byrne overlooking Kotovís counter 46..d5! 47 cxd5 c5!

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