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Gennadi Sosonko vs Manuel Rivas Pastor
Amsterdam Zonal (1978), Amsterdam NED, rd 3, Nov-27
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Bogoljubow Defense (D24)  ·  0-1

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Apr-21-04
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  Honza Cervenka: Very interesting game. 15...Rd7 was a surprising defence.
Sep-20-06
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  beenthere240: I agree. And its companion 18...Qf6, which breaks the back of the attack is also quite fine. Black has a pawn for the exchange but white's d pawn is very weak and eventually falls. I imagine White was a bit dispirited seeing a wild attack turn into a lost ending.
Jul-03-08  apexin: interesting game.
Jul-13-08  KokeFischer: 47. h5 instead of 47. Ba2 was interesting try to draw. If black king attacks f5 then Be6 or Bg6 and if black king plays around d4 or e3 then white bishop gets the a2-g8 diagonal.
Jun-29-11
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  perfidious: Sosonko must have fallen off his chair after Black played the coup of a lifetime in 15....Rd7.

<KokeFischer: 47. h5 instead of 47. Ba2 was interesting try to draw. If black king attacks f5 then Be6 or Bg6 and if black king plays around d4 or e3 then white bishop gets the a2-g8 diagonal.>

If nothing else, this offers White practical chances he failed to get in the actual game.

Aug-20-15
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Amazing defense, a stunning Rook move to take its place alongside Geller vs Euwe, 1953 and Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009.
Aug-20-15  luzhin: For what it is worth, my computer program considers 19...Nd7! to be far superior to 19...Rd7. It would be interesting to know why Rivas, having seen the general concept, chose the rook sac.
Sep-19-17  Ulhumbrus: < luzhin: For what it is worth, my computer program considers 19...Nd7! to be far superior to 19...Rd7. It would be interesting to know why Rivas, having seen the general concept, chose the rook sac.> How about this for one reason: 19...Rd7 attacks the d5 pawn whereas 19...Nd7 does not attack anything

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