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Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Joaquim Durao
Ourense (1974), Orense ESP
Spanish Game: Classical Variation (C64)  ·  1-0

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May-02-04  talchess2003: wow! do you think ljubojevic saw the resulting position on move 20? That would be very impressive, to see a shot such as Bb5! back then
May-02-04  wasaka: What about 22. Be7 followed by Nd6? (< punctuation only) That also seems to work.
May-02-04  karlzen: <wasaka>, 22.Be7? Be6! 23.Bxd8 Rxd8 24.Qe2 Qxe4! and black wins.
May-02-04  Ed Caruthers: After looking at 25...cxb5 & seeing 26. Qa6+, the next thing Durao would look at would be 5... Rdf8 with a mate threat. it looks like White has to keep checking. I don't see a win after Chessfected's 26. Qa8+ Bb8 27. Ba6+ Kc7 28. Qb7+ Kd8 29. Qxb8+ Bc8. Anybody?
May-02-04  pawntificator: I can't see a mate either...it looks like 25...Rdf8 would have been better than resigning...or perhaps he ran out of time.
May-02-04  jaime gallegos: mymt is right ! when I saw the way many GMs play , with rook sacs to reach a better position for example, I learn how dynamic is chess ( is not so fixed like rook=5 and N & B = 3)
May-02-04  notsodeepthought: 25 ... Rdf8 really seems to be the best move for black, but white may have the option to enter a technically won endgame (at least I think it's "won" at the GM level) after 26 B:d6 Qf1+ 27 B:f1 R:f1 28 Qg1 R:g1 29 K:g1 b:b5 30 B:e5.
May-02-04  Hidden Skillz: there is a mate..25 Rf8 26.Qa8+ Bb8 27.Ba6+ Kc7 28.Qb7+ Kd8 29.Qxb8+ Bc8 30. Bc5 Rf7 31.Rxe5 Qb1+ 32.Bg1 Kd7 33.Bc4 Qg6 34.Bxf7 Qf6 35.Be6+ Qxe6 36.Qa7+ Kd6 37.Rxe6+ Bxe6 its all lost for black till here..n there is a mate 12 moves from here on..final position is Ka8 n Qb8#..there r for sure other variations that can lead to a mate..but this might be the hardest 1..
May-05-04  pawntificator: Thank you, Fritz. 30. Bc5 is inspired. I was analyzing my little brain off and I couldn't see that simple move. It really seems to end all hope of resistance for black.
May-07-04  Hidden Skillz: not fritz lol..cm8k..a good chess player even without the comp could have won that game imo..if black plays Rdf8.. cos the position is so bad for black n hopeless altho it looks good but its really not..
May-07-04  pawntificator: I used to have cm8k....sigh, the good old days.
Nov-22-04  aw1988: Curiously, i've played this before, instead of 20...Qxf5 my opponent played 20...O-O-O.
Aug-05-05  gulliver: I do'nt understand why not 18.. Nf2+
Aug-08-05  bggsandy: If 18...Nf2+ then Rxf2 Bxf2 Rf1 and if the bishop moves Nd6 + is deadly e.g. Ke7 either NxP for material oriented or rxp + wins. kd8 nxp forks and wins material. Nf2 is a fruitless attempt to win material.
Oct-24-07  venk98: but i really do not understand...20.Rxf5 was not a forced mate for black right? then y did white risk it????
Oct-28-07
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  hesyrett: All this analysis of 25...Rdf8 26. Qa8+ Bb8 seems beside the point, because Black can just play (after 25...Rdf8 26. Qa8+) 26... Kc7 and White has nothing better than 27. Qa7+ with repetition.  I agree in essence with notsodeepthought that White would have to enter an endgame, and since (in his line) 29...bxb5 doesn't exist (the B is no longer on b5), Black would just lose his P on e5 and remain two Ps down in a position where his P on c6 interferes with his Bishop, making it hard to hold back White's a-Pawn.
Sep-24-08  GrandPatzerSCL: That was a sexy combo.
Nov-02-09  WhenHarryMetSally: The Bb5 move is brillaint - it thwart's black's mate, as well as allowing white to mate regardless of whether black chooses to cut or not. My fav move!
Nov-01-10  Eduardo Bermudez: Bishop b5!!
Apr-01-12
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  wordfunph: voted as best game of the half-year volume 17 of Chess Informator.
Jan-14-15  ChessEthos: 9..Bc7?? Better is 9..Bd7, immediately stoping the possible pin on c6 by 10.d5 and maintains the pawn structure as it is.
Jan-14-15  ChessEthos: "Stopping" it should be and not "stoping". Sorry.
Dec-30-15  SpiritedReposte: <25. Bb5!!> Such an efficient move.
Feb-27-21  Dream Warrior: 25.Bb5!!
Feb-27-21
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  perfidious: Perhaps Black thought his young opponent's attack had blown out, until the denouement 25.Bb5 shattered his dreams.
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