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Heinz Liebert vs Alexander Kotov
Chigorin Memorial (1967), Sochi URS, rd 10, Sep-??
Modern Defense: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06)  ·  0-1



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Nov-22-03  pogo5: Is the result correct? And the game score complete? Can't say I understand anything here.
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  Chessical: <Pogo5> In the 1960's Kotov was one of the leading pioneers of the Modern/Robatsch Defence, and Nc6 was introduced by Kotov.

Unfortunately, the rest of this game appears to be missing from the database. It ended in 74 moves with a win for Kotov.

Premium Chessgames Member We now have the full game score; it ends on move 74, not 21.
Sep-21-08  gars: I think I understand ten per cent of the black moves; this is a game to be studied time and again.
May-02-12  LoveThatJoker: In this game, Kotov chose to go with the Modern Defense, which according to Kramnik is "rubbish" for Black; castled much too early and then found himself tied to defending himself on both wings. He did an excellent job defending however and the N sacrifice for the three pawns was excellent.

Also instructive was the way he ended the game - ensuring that his opponent wouldn't have the slightest tactical shot available to him with the Q and N, forcing the exchange of Queens, and lastly ensuring the promotion of his c-pawn: 72...Qc5+ 73. Kg3 f4+ 74. Kg2 Bxf3+ 0-1


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