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Alexander G Beliavsky vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic
Barcelona World Cup (1989), Barcelona ESP, rd 2, Mar-31
Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43)  ·  0-1



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Jun-05-05  PARACONT1: Wonderful technique by Ljubojevic to make a beautiful win. With black too against a great player.

Instead of 32...Bd4 (which I feel is a ?) why not 32...Rxc4. Then 33.bxc4 is met by Bf3, 34.f3 Qxc4(!) 35.Qxc4 Bxf3+ wins. Other replies here still seem to lead to a clearly won position fro black too. Anyone wants to share an analysis? Thanks.

Jun-24-06  TommyC: You muddled up the notation big time PARACONT1, but have the right missed win:

32. ... Rxa4!! 33. bxa4 Bg4! 34. f3 Qxc4! and black has a decisive material advantage. (35. Qxc4?? Bxf3#.) The author of the book about The World Cup (Kavalek?) wrote that Ljubo would surely have won the brilliancy prize had he spotted that.

I don't think 32. ... Bd4 deserves a ? though. It's a good enough move to maintain's blacks advantage; there was just something a whole lot better.

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