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Grigory Levenfish vs Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky
URS-ch10 (1937), Tbilisi GEO, rd 13, Apr-29
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Main Line (D42)  ·  1-0



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Feb-14-02  knight: If 20...Qd8 the continuation might have been 21.Nxf6+ Qxf6 22.Qxb7 and white has the better game.
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  tpstar: Clever use of the dark squares to win material, although Black could try 21. d6! Nxd6 22. Bc5 Rxc5 23. Nxc5 b6 with 2 Pawns for the exchange.

tpstar-3280 (ChessAnyTime 5/1/05): 11. Bc2 a6 12. Qd3 g6 13. Ne4 Bg7 14. Bg5 (14. h4!?) Qc7 15. Rac1 h6 16. Bd2 Bd7 17. b4 Qb6 18. Nc5 Bc8 19. h4 Qd8 20. h5 Qf6 21. hg fg 22. Ne5 Nxe5 23. dxe5 Qxe5 24. Qxg6 Qf6 25. Qh7+ Kf7 26. Rfe1 b6 27. Ne4 Qe7 28. Bxh6 Rg8 29. Ng5+ Kf8 30. Bxg7+ Rxg7 31. Qh8+ Rg8 32. Qh6+ Qg7 33. Qxg7+ Kxg7 34. Nxe6+ Bxe6 35. Rxe6 and drawn (1/2-1/2).

Mar-09-08  Cibator: Note how 20...Nxe3 would fail against 21.fxe3 Be7 22.Rxf7 Kxf7 23.d6+ Qc4 24.Qxb7 Kg8 25.dxe7 Rab8 26.Rd1 Qe6 27.Ng5. [Analysis by Gerald Abrahams in "Chess Treasury of the Air" (Penguin, UK, 1966).]

Abrahams gives White's 20th in the actual game an exclamation mark, something he was not lightly given to doing.

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