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Andre Lilienthal vs Viacheslav Ragozin
USSR Championship (1944), Moscow URS, rd 15, Jun-12
French Defense: Winawer. Positional Variation (C19)  ·  0-1

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Aug-12-07  Maynard5: Black's 23. ... Nc5 is a powerful counterstroke in a double-edged position. In fact, White's breakthrough on the kingside starting with 15. f5 looks to have been too aggressive, given Black's strong counterplay. White should not have accepted the sacrifice with 24. dxc4?, since after 24. ... d4, the pin by the bishop on c3 is deadly. But even after for instance 24. Rg1 Ne4, Black's knight is able to threaten the critical f2 square.
Jun-26-08  Marmot PFL: White's kingside play and breakthrough look fine, and if 23.Bf4 black would be in serious trouble. After 23.Rf6?! black finds some beautiful tactics beginning with 23..Nc5! and ending with 30...Rg4!
Apr-22-09  brucejavier: wow what a game and yet not many comments, the pin on the rook on f3 seems to last forever
Jan-03-17  Saniyat24: A great game...unusual French Defense position where everything seems to be happening in the corner and not the usual middle...a very positional game by Black!
Nov-20-18  SpiritedReposte: <30. ...Rg4!> Really sees through the position.
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