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Boris Spassky vs Lajos Portisch
Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 6, Oct-31
French Defense: Winawer. Classical Variation (C18)  ·  1-0



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Aug-15-11  aniceto: In the final position the Knight is trapped. At move 17 and 18, Black has a chance to sacrifice the exchange for a pawn and a much better structure.

18...♘gxe5 19.♘xe5 ♘xe5 20.♗f4 ♖xf4 21.gxf4 ♘xg4 22. ♕g4 ♖f8

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  whiteshark: <aniceto>

Here's a related annotation by Y.Averbakh: <17...Ngxe5 18.Nxe5 Nxe5 19.Bf4 Rxf4 20.gxf4 Ng6 21.Bxe6+ Bxe6 22.Rxe6 Nxf4 23.Re3 Qd7! >

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  whiteshark: There's another Nxe5 line, starting with <19...Nxe5 20.Bxe6 Bxe6 21.Nxe6 Qd6 22.Bf4 (Borik) 22...Qxe6 23.Bxe5=>

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