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Viacheslav Ragozin vs Abram Y Model
URS-ch sf (1944), Moscow URS, rd 7
French Defense: Winawer. Classical Variation (C18)  ·  1-0

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Nov-02-04  themindset: aside from the beautiful outpost on d6 for the white knight, i don't see what's so great about white's position that black resigned...?
Nov-02-04  aw1988: A model game!

*hisses and boos*

Nov-02-04  tomh72000: I've seen worse puns. Those on the Romanishin pages are where the gold is though.
Oct-23-06  sandmanbrig: Model appears to have several games with premature resignation. However, not all of them are Model being the one resigning.
Oct-23-06  schnarre: May have been the expecting of Nd6 followed by Rb1 or similar attempted maneuvering.
Jul-28-10  Travis Bickle: There was no reason to resign. Black must have expired at the board. ; P
Oct-23-12
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  whiteshark: Even worse, the final position is equal.


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Oct-23-13  ThumbTack: I have White with a slight advantage, but nowhere enough to win. I would love to know the story behind the unneeded resignation.
Oct-23-16  clement41: I might be wrong, but from a quick glance at this game I noticed two pawn moves that would have helped white get a better game: 9 a4 to prevent black's ...Ba4 idea with pressure on c2; and 21 c3, which strengthens d4, prevents black from playing ...c3 himself, puts a pawn on the colour of black's bishop, and improves the scope of the Ra2 horizontally. That's a lot for a single pawn move. Now perhaps white has no time for 21 c3 in view of 21...f5 preventing the knight from jumping to e4 then d6 ?

Another key moment in this game is when white has to decide which piece to trade for the strong c4-knight

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