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Smbat Gariginovich Lputian vs David Norwood
Lvov (Ukraine) (1986), It
Benoni Defense: Mikenas Variation (A66)  ·  1-0



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Aug-11-06  dx9293: An important game for the theory of the Mikenas Attack of the Modern Benoni. Also, Norwood gave the position before 27.Re5# as a puzzle in his Usborne Book of Better Chess, my first chess book.
Aug-12-06  Albertan: Obviously Norwood must have been in severe time pressure to make the blunder 26...Kd5?? If he instead had played 27...Kd7 the analysis I did with the aid of computer chess programs shows he could have drawn this game.
Aug-12-06  thathwamasi: isn't it a checkmate?
Aug-12-06  Albertan: Thathwamasi the final position is a checkmate. I was referring to what Norwood could have done on move 27.
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  wordfunph: from GM David Norwood's book Grandmaster Meets Chess Amateur..

<White has just played Nf7+, forking my king and rook. Even though White is winning the rook, Black has a bishop and two pawns to compensate. I spent a good fifteen minutes trying to decide whether to move my king to d7 or c7, but neither seemed totally satisfactory. In the end I decided to get aggressive and go forward.

He thought for a few moments, then shook his head and played Re5+ and muttered something. Assuming he had offered me a draw, I reached out my hand to accept. Suddenly it dawned on me that the large Ukrainian crowd were stifling laughter, and then I noticed that he had in fact played Re5 check and mate!>

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