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Igor Bondarevsky vs Vladas Mikenas
USSR Championship (1950), Moscow URS, rd 10, Nov-27
Queen's Gambit Declined: Albin Countergambit. Fianchetto Variation Bg4 Line (D09)  ·  1-0



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  zydeco: This game won the second brilliancy prize at this tournament. Cafferty and Taimanov suggest 20....Re4 as a lesser evil.
Feb-03-17  Saniyat24: Brilliant counter-attack by Bondarevsky...!
Jan-23-20  weisyschwarz: Black's Q-side castling asked for trouble.
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  woldsmandriffield: The calmness of 12 Bb2! is extraordinary.

17 Nxd4! was stronger than 17 Bxd4 which could be met by 17..c5.

17..Bc5? was natural but fatal. Black's only chance was 17..Ne6.

20..Re4 (Cafferty & Taimanov) fails to hold White up: 21 cxb6 and Black falls apart.

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