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Zvulon Gofshtein vs Valery Salov
URS-ch otbor (1979), Beltsy (Moldova), Aug-??
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Schlechter Defense (E52)  ·  0-1



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May-01-19  Walter Glattke: Black wins with 36.-Re1 37.Qf2!? Qxh3+ 38.Qh2 Qxh2+ 39.Kxh2 Nf3+ 40.Kg2 Nxg1 41.Bd2 Re2+ 42.Kxg1 Rxd2 43.Bxf7, hence 37.Bd3!? Rxf1 38.Bxf5 Rxg1+ 39.Kxg1 Nxf5 one piece 36.-Re1 37.Qxe1 Qxh3# 37.Rg4 Rxf1+ 38.Bxf1 Nxf3 wins. 37.Rg5 Rxf1+ 38.Bxf1 Qb1.
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  FSR: 36...Re1! 37.Qf2 (37.Qxe1 Qxh3#) Qxh3+ 38.Qh2 Qxh2+ 39.Kxh2 Nxf3+ 0-1
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  al wazir: 36....Re1 37. Bd3 Qe6.

A) 38. Qxe1 Qxh3#

B) 38. Qf2 Qxh3+ 39. Qh2 Rxg1+ 40. Kxg1 Nxf3+.

But then there's

C) 38. Bc4 Qc8 39. Ba6, etc.

May-01-19  landshark: Yup - what these guys already said. 36... Re1 leaves White without a defense.
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  agb2002: Black has a bishop and a knight for the bishop pair and a pawn.

The white queen protects h3. Hence, 36... Re1:

A) 37.Qxe1 Qxh3#.

B) 37.Qf2 Qxh3+ 38.Qh2 Qxf3+ 39.Qg2 Qxg2#.

C) 37.Bd3 Rxf1 (37... Qc8 38.Ba6) 38.Bxf5 Rxg1+ 39.Kxg1 Nxf5 wins a piece, and immediately, one or two pawns.

May-01-19  saturn2: Black has a rook on the open e file

So 36...Re1 and the rook is tabu.

37. Qf2 Qxh3+ 38. Qh2 Rxg1+ 39. Kxg1 Nxf3+

37. Bd3 Rxf1 38. Bxf5 Rxg1+ 39. Kxg1 Nxf5

May-01-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: White's queen is essential to stopping mate, and it's already on the only safe and accessible square from which it can do so. So Black pokes White's queen as a diversion. White's only real defense is to counterpoke, but the resulting exchange leaves Black a piece up.
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  malt: 36...Re1 looks a good deflection move
(37.Q:e1 Q:h3# )

37.Bd3 R:f1 38.B:f5 R:g1+ 39.K:g1 N:f5

May-01-19  belgradegambit: Easy for a Wednesday.
May-01-19  zb2cr: 36. ... Te1 does the trick.
May-01-19  schachfuchs: I think 36...Re1 37.Bd3 Qe6? 38.f5 is the best for what can White hope ;-)
May-01-19  TheaN: <Walter, FSR, al wazir (B), saturn2> on 37.Qf2: 37....Qxh3+ 38.Qh2 Qxf3+ 39.Qg2 Qxg2#? Such collective chess blindness is rare on CG, <agb> was the only one that got it right :>. Bd3 and the game line is White's best but also relatively easy for Black.
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  malt: In the 37.Qf2 Qh3+ 38.Qh2 theme,
black also has 38...N:f3 39.Q:h3
(39.R:e1 Q:h2# )39...R:g1#
May-01-19  Willber G: <malt: In the 37.Qf2 Qh3+ 38.Qh2 theme, black also has 38...N:f3 39.Q:h3
(39.R:e1 Q:h2# )39...R:g1#>

I like that! I got the h3-f3-g2 solution but I didn't spot yours.

May-01-19  Olsonist: I love Mondays.
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  HeMateMe: Deflection.
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  FSR: <agb2002> <TheaN> Good point!
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