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Lev Polugaevsky vs Florin Gheorghiu
Manila Interzonal (1976), Manila PHI, rd 5, Jun-18
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Queens Indian Variation (A17)  ·  1-0

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Mar-13-08  zev22407: A great attack by Polugaevsky starting with 17)N-d5!!
Mar-13-08  zev22407: There is a mistake in the moves , white played 28)Qxh6+ and not Qxf6.
Aug-06-14  Vermit: This would make a great game of the day
Aug-02-15  siggemannen: Wowzers! Polu throws everything but the kitchen sink on Gheorghiu here
Sep-07-15  Howard: 19.e6 would have won much quicker, according to Chess Life and Review.
Nov-24-22  King.Arthur.Brazil: In my opinion, the line: 23. ♗xg6 fxg6 24. ♕xg6+ ♔h8 25. hxg5... is enough.
Nov-24-22  sakredkow: 17. Nd5 was a shocker. I wonder how long he thought. Was Polu known for tactics and sacking?
Nov-24-22
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  perfidious: Polugaevsky had outstanding calculating abilities, a major reason he was Tal's bete noire.
Nov-24-22
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  NM JRousselle: 23 Bg6 can be answered by the surprising Nf6! turning the tables with threats of Nh5 and Qh3 leading to mate.
Nov-24-22
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  perfidious: A neat trap by the wily Roumanian grandmaster, which, however did not avail him as he never looked anything like qualifying for the candidates matches.

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