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Mihai Suba vs Louis Roos
Olympiad (1978), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 9, Nov-03
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Anglo-Grünfeld Variation (A16)  ·  1-0



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Jun-02-05  Everett: 21.Qxb4!

Aug-13-05  Averageguy: These little known brilliancies deserve more kibitzing.
Mar-02-06  Everett: 14...c4 is an idea.
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  Bishoprick: Read Suba's "Dynamic Chess Strategy." Lots to be learned there.
Jul-14-07  Resignation Trap: Suba-Roos: plenty of pun potential here!
Dec-24-08  Everett: Suba writes that after 14...c4 15.Qb4 Ne5 16.f4 a5 17.Qc5 Qxc5 18.Bxc5 Nd7 19.Ba7 is clearly good for white, up the exchange (though black does have the two bishops in a very open position.)

Why not <15..Nf6> in the above line? This move limits his own bishop but also takes away the h7 square from the white N, while avoiding being kicked around by f4. White can respond 16.e4 with an interesting position...

Dec-24-08  Everett: Black's 18...Bxd4 can also be hit with 19.Rc1. White's 19th is really a star move that sets up the finale. One follow-up can be 19..cxb4 20.Bxb4 Qxb4+ 21.Qxb4 Rxb4 22.Rxc8+ Ke7 23.Nd5+ hitting the rook.

If black tries to avoid this line after 18...Bxd4 19.Rc1 cxb4 20.Bxb4 <Rxb4> 21.Rxc8+ Ke7 22.Nd5+ Ke6 23.Re8+ (not 23.Bh3+ f4!) Kf5 24.Qd3+ Kg5 25.Qd2+ with the following mates.

25...Kh5 26.Bf3#
25...Kf5 26.Bh3#
25...Kg4 26.Bf3+ Kh3 27.Qh6#
25...Kg4 26.Bf3+ Kf5 27.g4#

and finally the everything but the kitchen sink defense with 25..Be3 26.Qxe3+ Rf4 27.gxf4+ Kh6 28.Qh3+ Kg7 29.Qh8#

Dec-24-08  Everett: Curiously, Suba does not mention an obvious improvement with 20...Qe5 (black plays it anyway the very next move!), when 21.Qxb4 still sees the Q is immune but now black has more time for 21..Bf6, holding out for a bit longer.
Mar-30-09  computer chess guy: 20. ♗xb4 is simpler and better. After 20. e3 black has .. ♘c5 (better than .. ♕e5) and after 21. ♕xb4 ♕xb4+ 22. ♗xb4 ♖xb4 23. ♖xc5 he is down a pawn but not losing right away.
Nov-14-19  Whitehat1963: Brilliantly quiet!
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