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Vladas Mikenas vs Mark Taimanov
USSR Championship (1962), Yerevan URS , rd 9, Dec-03
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B49)  ·  0-1

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Nov-23-04  azaris: Taimanov loses his queen at the right time to exploit White's temporarily disordered troops and complete his development into a superior position. He then proceeds to outplay Mikenas in his usual technical style.
Mar-18-12  optimal play: Taimanov played 11...♖c8 against Mikenas compared with Popovís 11...♘e7 V Mikenas vs L Popov, 1962 and opens up a Q-side attack whilst leaving all his K-side pieces untouched until 19 moves into the game!? Mikenas forces the exchange with 23.♖c1 as the Black Rook at c6 has no support other than the Queen, and surrenders a R+B for Q as well as picking up Black's a-pawn and achieving a passed-pawn for himself. But then 28.♔g2? doesn't seem urgent enough to abandon his own b-pawn, and White subsequently has to give up his Rook for a Bishop to prevent Blackís b-pawn from Queening. After that it was just a losing battle by Mikenas to try and salvage a draw.
Jul-29-14  ljfyffe: Sicilian-Quebec City 1884-G.C. Champion-James Narraway <1e4 c5 2Nf3 Nc6 3a3 e6 4Bc4 Be7 50-0 d5 6exd5 exd5 7Ba2 Nf6 8d3 b6 9Bg5 0-0 10Nbd2 Be6 11c3 d4 12Bxe6 fxe6 13Qb3 Nd5 14Bxe7 Qxe7 15Rae1 Rad8 16Ne5 Nxe5 17Rxe5 Qf6 18cxd4 cxd4 19Nf3 Kh8 20Rfe1 Nf4 21Qd1 Qg6 22Rg5 Qxd3 23Qxd3 Nxd3 24Rxe6 Nxb2 25Re7 g6 26Rxa7 d3 27Nd2 Rfe8 28g3 Re2 29Nf1 Re1 30Kg2 Rxf1 31Kxf1 d2 0-1>

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