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Levon Ashotovich Grigorian vs Igor V Platonov
USSR (1974)
Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto Variation (A58)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  TheAlchemist: 19...Qxa2!! was a beautiful shot, 20.Rxa2? cxb3 21.Q~ bxa2 with an advantage for black.

20.Qc1! was a great reply, and here 20...Qxb3! would have perhaps been better, leading to 21.Bxe5 Bxe5 22.Rxb3 cxb3 24.Rb1 b2 25.Qd1 Bc4! (or 25.Qc2 Rc8 and 26....Bc4), pity black didn't see it, he was probably in time pressure at that point.

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26.Na2? was probably a time pressure error too, leading to a repetition.

Jan-18-18  Grandma Sturleigh: <<TheAlchemist>: 19...Qxa2!! was a beautiful shot, 20.Rxa2? cxb3 21.Q~ bxa2 with an advantage for black.>

I thought so too, but sadly Stockfish finds 20. Rxa2 cxb3 21. Bxe5!

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22...bxc2 22. Rxb8+ Rxb8 23. Bf4 and White keeps the extra piece.

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