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Gennadi Kuzmin vs Leonid Stein
Ch Armed Forces (1970), Simferopol (Ukraine)
Gruenfeld Defense: Three Knights Variation (D90)  ·  1/2-1/2



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May-04-05  Ziggurat: Delightfully eccentric annotations to this game by Larsen:

(after 7. Qc1) <Since 6. Bd2 was "a la mode" in a certain period it would have been shameful for the chessplayers if nobody had had the idea of trying 7. Qc1.

Probably the idea is to play Bh6, probably White wants to steal the little fellow at c7, probably he is inspired by some "Nimzovich-drive" for overprotecting some square - in the actual case c3.

Out of the 10 excellent moves at Black's disposal he picks up the most funny one - and White picks up the most funny answer.

Strictly speaking this game has nothing to do with opening theory - but readers who find themselves involved in games featuring 7. Qc1 are kindly requested to send me a post-card. One of my chess-friends has two sons interested in philately.>

(after 19 ... Rfe8) <A completely normal position. Both players have a lousy position, b2, d5, a6, a7 and e7 are weak. Black is in love with the b-file - White is in love with the e-file. May the best man win. In the actual case it turns out that the impotence is mutual.>

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