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Sergio Mariotti vs Floran Vila
Skopje Olympiad Final-B (1972), Skopje YUG, rd 9, Oct-05
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Main Line (B89)  ·  1-0



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Dec-11-10  laskereshevsky: Since, same years ago, i read the Jimmy Adams' article: "Meet Sergio Mariotti - The Man and His Magic", originaly publishied in the June 1975 BCM, I was interested in seeking for Mariotti's games....

this one its special for three reasons:

First: the nice combination at the 18°move and the successive Mariotti's play.

Second: this game, played in the FINAL B 9°round ITALY-ALBANIA, was cancelled from the official results cause Albania refused to play against Israel, in the 8°round, for ( if I remember well ) ideologycal/political rerasons, Albania was expulsed from the tournament, and all (!) they 9 rounds played in the final B were not counted in the final rank...

and last but not least, its a little special for me, cause in a blitz game I found myself as white in the almost same position occured in this game at the 18° move.

Here the position: (Im not shore of all the configuration, just remember the important ones..)

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When my opponent played: 18...♗e7, Immediatly in my mind came a "light", I played in less a sec the ♘f5....

Its not the only occasion that a Sergio's move/combination helped me to "save the day"....

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