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Alexander G Beliavsky vs Lev Polugaevsky
14th Soviet Team-ch final A (1979), Moscow URS, rd 5, Jul-??
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Polugayevsky Variation (B96)  ·  1-0



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Apr-14-05  zb2cr: White's 20th evens the piece situation back up, since if 20 ... Qxc5; 21 Qf3! A useful resource.

What I can't see is why the White Knight is immune after 21 Nxe6. If 21 ... Qxe6; what does White have? 22 Qf3 looks to be defended by 22 ... Rb8. 22 Bg4 doesn't win back the material after 22 ...Qf7; 23 Qe2, Nb6.

Anyone help out my lack of tactical vision?

Apr-14-05  psmith: <zb2cr> How about 21... Qe6 22 Bf3 threatening both the Rook and 24 Bd5 pinning the Queen?
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  Shams: <psmith,zb2cr> looks good. 21...Qxe6 22.Bf3 and 22...Nb6 loses to 23. Qd8+ Kf7 24.Bh5+ g6 25.Rf1+ with a quick mate.
Apr-14-05  zb2cr: Thank you!
Apr-16-05  babakova: I started some comp match and they eventually got to 20.Nxc5 but Fritz 8 went for 20...Ra7 instead and had to admit defeat some 40 moves later. I doubt Ra7 is optimal but I think the problem for black lies before move 20.
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  kbob: Regardless of its true merit, the Polugaevsky variation must have suited Polugaevsky's style very well. From the database I make his record ten wins to two losses.

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