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Lajos Portisch vs Jan Timman
Mar del Plata (1982), Mar del Plata ARG, rd 9, Feb-19
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner Variation. Main Line (E41)  ·  0-1

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May-06-19
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  Fusilli:


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18...e4!? The computer doesn't like it very much, but Timman bets on his knight outplaying the white bishop, and the opening of the e-file eventually being to his advantage... And everything played out exactly that way!


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Here if 31.Bxg5 Rxg4+! 32.hxg4 Qxg4+ 33.Kf2 Ne4+ followed by 34...Qxg5 and white is toast. At this point it looks like Portisch has no good moves anyway. He's been strategically outplayed and his king is defenseless.

May-06-19
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  harrylime: Both Great players but both just didn't have that extra spark of genius to propel them towards the ultimate goal in chess.

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