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Leonid Stein vs Ratmir Kholmov
USSR Championship (1966/67), Tbilisi URS, rd 12, Jan-18
Spanish Game: Exchange Variation. Alapin Gambit (C69)  ·  1-0



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Jan-19-04  ughaibu: The final move in this one might make a nice "play and win" problem.
Apr-11-18  zydeco: 38.g6! is a cute shot.

Oddly, this is the only game in the database where the pawn sacrifice on d4 gets accepted.

Apr-11-18  zydeco: In their book of the Soviet Championships, Taimanov and Cafferty note that black had several chances to castle queenside and return the pawn - but noted that Kholmov "was not one to refuse a challenge," so held onto the pawn as long as he could.

They call 27.Rc8! a "far from stereotyped decision."

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