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Mark Taimanov vs Zachodiakin
USSR (1945)
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense Siesta Variation (C74)  ·  1-0

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Aug-15-07
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  vonKrolock: Zakhodiakin is the great Endgames' composer?! - Well, luckily for Taimanov, there're an opening and a midlegame before the end...

The gambit <9...e3> is of doubtful value, as the compensation obtained is not quite tangible

<12...♗d3> Foolhardy as it looks, but white must be careful

<13.♘f7! etc>

Feb-17-12  fokers13: Siesta variation?Who comes up with these names:P
Dec-11-19
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  fredthebear: From the ICC website:

"The Siesta Variation in the Modern Steinitz (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.c3 f5) is a dangerous weapon against the Ruy Lopez, and is anything but sleepy. It is very similar in style to the Janisch (or Schliemann) Gambit, but can prove more potent as accepting the gambit can see White getting a rude wake-up call by being hit with a quick and ferocious kingside attack. Many believe it has Spanish origins due to the name, but it is in fact derived from the location of the 1928 Budapest tournament, held in the Siesta Sanatorium, where Jose Raul Capablanca successfully deployed it against Andreas Steiner. Capablanca viewed it then to be “too risky,” but modern day champions of the Siesta, such as the Russian GM Valeri Yandemirov, have developed the shaper play around it."

- Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Siesta Variation (2 part series)

Dec-11-19
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  fredthebear: Perhaps this is the original trial:
E Steiner vs Capablanca, 1928
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