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Viktor Kupreichik vs Alexander G Beliavsky
URS (1974)
Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89)  ·  1-0



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Nov-28-13  Whitehat1963: Excellent game! Chock-full of tactics!
Nov-28-13  hcgflynn: How about 37. - Rbd7?
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  Phony Benoni: <hcgflynn> I think we have a typo here. Here's the position after <33.Kd2>:

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The game continued <33...d5 34.b4+>. Now 33...Kxb4 allows mate in two by 34.Qa3+ Kxc4 35.Qc3#. Black actually chose <34...Kd4>, but 34...Kxc4! is perfectly safe, since Black escapes after 35.Qa3 d4!

Now, assume White played 33.Kc2 instead:

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Now after 33...d5 34.b4+ Kxc4 35.Qa3! leads to mate, as 35...d4 is answered by 36.Qb3# because White's king guards b3.

Since 33.Kc2 also stops the eventual pin of the queen as the game goes, I suggest it was actually played instead of 33.Kd2.

Dec-23-21  ndg2: 33.Kc2 must be the move, otherwise 37.c5 doesn't make sense (pin on queen and black wins)

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