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Semyon Furman vs Rashid Nezhmetdinov
USSR Championship (1959), Tbilisi URS, rd 17, Feb-07
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Main Line (E69)  ·  1-0

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Jan-22-17  zydeco: Sosonko, in his beautiful essay on Furman in Russian Silhouettes, talks about this game as the epitome of Furman's art. "In a position from the King's Indian that seemed to be highly tactical in nature, he dumbfounded [his students] by a staggering move of the rook that highlighted his positional pluses [i.e. 17.Rf1!].....This specific manoeuvre led to the disappearance of this variation, which before was considered perfectly playable, from tournament play, forcing black to seek new ways in one of the main variations of the King's Indian."

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