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Bernd Stein vs Murray Chandler
9th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1985), London ENG, rd 7, Aug-27
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Variation (A01)  ·  0-1

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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-06-06
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  Mateo: This game is a kind of Niagara of tactical fireworks. Since move 10, you can see brilliancies everywhere. Just one word: beautiful.

1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.c4 Nf6 4.e3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.a3 Bd6 7.Qc2 Be6 8.Nf3 O-O 9.b4?! <Chandler> a6 10.Bc4 Bxb4!! 11.Bxd5 <11.ab? Ndb4 12.Qc3 Bc4 13.Qc4 Nd3 14.Ke2 Nb2 15.Qc2 e4! 16.Qe4 Re8! (stronger than Chandler's suggestion 16...Qf6) 17.Qc2 Nd4 18.Nd4 Qd4 . 11.Ne5 Ne5 12.Be5 Qg5 > Qxd5 12.axb4 Nxb4 13.Qc3 Nd3+ 14.Ke2 <14.Kf1 Qb5 15.Ba3 (better than Chandler's suggestion 15.Ra5? Qb2 ) Nf4! 16.d3 Rfd8 17.Ne1 Nd3, Black has 3 pawns for a piece, White cannot castle no more, Black is much better> Qb5! 15.Na3! <Only move. 15.Qd3 Bc4> Nf4+ 16.Kd1 Bb3+ 17.Nc2 <17.Kc1 Ne2 > Nd3! 18.Nxe5! <18.Ra3? Nf2! (better than 18...Bc4 suggested by Chandler) 19.Ke1 Nd3 20.Kd1 Bc4 21.Ne5 Nb2 22.Kc1 Rfe8! 23.Ra5 Qb6! 24.Nc4 Nc4 25.Rg5 Qh6 > 19. Nxf2+ 19.Kc1 <19.Ke1 Ne4!! (19...Nh1? 20.Ng6! f6 21.Nd4) 20.Qc7 (20.Qd4 Bc2 21.Nd7 f6 22.Nf8 Nc5! ) Be6 21.Bc3 Rac8 22.Nd4 Qd5 23.Qa5 Rc5 > 20. Nxh1 20.Nd3! <20.Ng6? Qf1> Qg5! <20...f6 21.Nd4> 21.Qxb3 Qxg2 22.Nce1 Qxh2 23.Qxb7 Nf2 24.Rxa6 Rad8 25.Kc2 c5 26.Qf3? <According to Chandler, better is 26.Bc3. White may play 26.Be5 too, but Black has the advantage> Nxd3 27.Nxd3 Rxd3!! 28.Kxd3 Rd8+ 29.Kc4 Qxd2 30.Ra8? <30.Rb6 Qd3 31.Kc5 Qc2 > Qb4+# 0-1

Jun-06-06  whiskeyrebel: as a positional wet blanket who favors 1.b3, I've got to admit I'd be shocked if I wound up in a pier 6 brawl like that! XLNT.
Jun-06-06  jamesmaskell: One small thing...its a mate not a check

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