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Boris Katalymov vs Alexey Suetin
"Blood, Suetin Tears" (game of the day Sep-20-2013)
2nd Soviet Spartakiad final B (1959), Moscow URS, Aug-??
Polish Opening: Czech Defense (A00)  ·  1-0

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Aug-17-11  Antiochus: This game was annotated here:

http://korch.blogspot.com/2009/02/b...

Sep-20-13
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  Phony Benoni: One of the better puns I've seen in the Voting Booth of late, misquite notwithstanding. It is nice to see a win for the Polish, as Black's pieces get stuck in the Northwest Sector for the second half of the game.
Sep-20-13  Tim Delaney: Look at the position after 21. Nd4 White dominates the center, the white squares, the black squares, and has a huge space advantage. All this for the minuscule investment of the exchange for a pawn. Obviously, white's sacrifice of the exchange is a huge success, and Black's resignation at this point would scarcely be premature.
Sep-20-13  SugarDom: I hate it when a good pun could have been a better pun. He should have picked a suetin game againts a vladimir and the pun becomes vlad suetin tears. Same like the 'drawn and quartered pun' where it could have been 'hung, drawn and quartered'.
Sep-20-13  SicilianStar: Why 37. Kg7 ? Exchanging on c6 wins a pawn.
Sep-20-13
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  Phony Benoni: <SicilianStar? After 37...Bxc6, White plays 38.Rd6+. Black still wins a pawn, but the ♔+♙ ending is hopeless
Sep-20-13
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  Domdaniel: Katalymov was a very interesting and original player, known for his independent openings and original play. His opening ideas include the Katalymov Variation of the French (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Qd5, which K played against Keres in 1985), plus developments in the Sokolsky/Orangutan after 1.b4. His career falls into two distinct parts -- before 1970 and after 1990. For a period of about 15 years, no games at all can be seen in the databases -- but Katalymov returned to the fray, still a strong player in his 60s and 70s.
Sep-20-13
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  playground player: So who says you can't play 1.b4 in a top tournament? Viva Katalymov!
Sep-20-13
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  ajk68: What a great demonstration of position vs. material!
Sep-20-13
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  FSR: Special K also has a variation of the Sicilian named after him - 2...b6. His only game with it in the database is this loss: Vasiukov vs B Katalymov, 1966. It's very unpopular, but does reasonably for Black. Opening Explorer The French GM Christian Bauer seems to be a big fan, and does very well, including this draw. Carlsen vs C Bauer, 2005 Koneru and Conquest are also exponents, and occasionally one sees other big names playing it, as in Robson vs Kamsky, 2012. Just don't grab pawns, lest you be torn apart by a gang of wolves. W Schlosser vs T Kanchev, 1967
Sep-20-13
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  thegoodanarchist: <Phony Benoni> Great avatar!
Sep-21-13
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  Domdaniel: Oops. The Keres-Katalymov game in the French was played in 1965, not 1985. My mistake. Nobody played anything against Keres in '85, as he'd been dead for ten years.
Sep-21-13
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  FSR: <Domdaniel: Oops. The Keres-Katalymov game in the French was played in 1965, not 1985. My mistake. Nobody played anything against Keres in '85, as he'd been dead for ten years.>

You never know. Dead players were unusually active that year. Maroczy / Rollans vs Korchnoi, 1985

Sep-23-13
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  kevin86: Spinning wheel,gotta go round.

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