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Svetozar Gligoric vs Laszlo Szabo
Helsinki Olympiad qual-2 (1952), Helsinki FIN, rd 2, Aug-11
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner. Rubinstein Variation (E42)  ·  0-1



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Jan-28-07  morphyvsfischer: White actually played 40 Qg3, and then lost on time in a hopeless position. An example that a queenside majority is not always the best majority. 11 bxc5 gives Black an easy game after ...Nc6 and ...Ba6. 15 b5 Bxc5! 16 Bxc6 Rxb1 17 Nxb1 Qb6 18 Be3 Bxe3 19 fxe3 Ng4! gives Black very strong threats. 16 b5 appears necessary if white is to move his pawn to b5 at some point, though 16...Ne5 17 b6 Nc4 reestablishes a blockade of the pawns. 28...Qd5 is much better for black, instead of 28...h6? 31 Qxd5 Nxd5 32 Ng3 is equal, as a queen exchange is necessary for white.
Mar-02-09  notyetagm: Gligoric vs Szabo, 1952

39 ... ♔h7-h8 0-1

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An *extremely* instructive final position: the White connected passed pawns on the queenside were <BLOCKADED> and went nowhere, where as the Black connected passed pawns in the center most definitely were *not* <BLOCKADED> and marched to victory.


Sep-05-17  Saniyat24: Can White play 34.Be3 instead of 34.Qd1?
May-12-20  Chiriguano: The game was an example that most of Franco's queens are not always the best, but also a model of how pawns are blocked on queenside as white pawns are not blocked and advance to victory. It's an example.
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  GrahamClayton: <Saniyat24>

34. Bxe3 Rxe3 35. Rxe3 dxe3 36. Qxe3 Re8 37. Qf2 Qc4 looks hopeless for Gligoric - he is a piece down and Szabo will shortly capture both passed pawns.

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