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John Nunn vs Mihail Marin
Szirak Interzonal (1987), Szirak HUN, rd 7, Jul-26
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. English Attack (B80)  ·  1-0



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Aug-27-07  denopac: "In the late eighties I finally understood that the Sicilian was not for me (my special thanks to John Nunn who beat me in a game that won the award of the best game of the year in 1987!)" - Mihail Marin, "Beating the Open Games"
Aug-27-07  aazqua: Snap! The Sicilian is not an opening to screw around in.
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  wordfunph: This game received the brilliancy prize. The prize was an enormous painting, much too large to take back on the plane. Nunn had no idea how he could get it home but he didn't like to offend the organizers by refusing to accept the prize. Then Nunn noticed Glenn Flear coveting the painting and he offered it to Flear on condition that he arrange to get it to England himself. After being impounded at Customs, the painting did finally arrive to grace the Flear household.

i missed my source, sorry..

Jul-01-14  SpiritedReposte: 14. Nd5! 19. Bb6!! a real bombshell to pave the way for 20. Rxe6+!

After which Nunn declines the knight offering even exchanging queens showing the passed c-pawn is more valuable.

Brilliant indeed!

Aug-07-14  SpiritedReposte: <Sub-Mariner>
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