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Mark Taimanov vs Isaac Boleslavsky
Zurich Candidates (1953), Zurich SUI, rd 10, Sep-15
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Aronin-Taimanov Defense (E97)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  IMlday: In this move order, isn't 6.dxe5 powerful? Typo?
Sep-02-04  AdrianP: <IMlday> 6. dxe5 looks good to me - compare N Tolstikh vs E Sazonova, 2001
Sep-02-04  clocked: Topalov vs Kasimdzhanov, 1999 was only blitz, but how about Piket vs Gelfand, 1995
Sep-02-04  square dance: this game is apparently from the famous zurich '53 tournament and this is the move order of the game played. its from round 10. i have the 1979 dover edition and the game is #67 and on page 107 for anyone who wants to check it out.
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  Benzol: For anyone who has 'The Chess Struggle In Practice' see page 156. The move order is the same as given here but it's in English descriptive notation.

Why doesn't White play 6.dxe5 in this position as <IMlday> suggests?

Sep-02-04  acirce: It is given this way in Bronstein's famous book too - and without comment until after move 8. However, is 6.dxe5 that great? 6.dxe5 dxe5 7.Qxd8+ Kxd8 8.Nxe5 Nxe4 9.Nxf7+ Ke8 10.Nxe4 Kxf7 and doesn't Black have decent compensation - easy development while White's is a little hampered, etc? 11.c5 with the idea of Bc4+ does look good though. Not sure about the evaluation.
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  Fusilli: Maybe 5...e5 had not been played before, and Taimanov feared some home preparation. If you have never seen this before, the line <acirce> gives looks playable for black, and Taimanov may have seen as much and felt insecure about whether to enter into that. Here it's good to point out that he had been crushed, also with the white pieces and in a KID, against Najdorf in round 4 of this same tournament... In that case Najdorf surprised him with the Mar del Plata variation, that had been born earlier that year and had not crossed the Atlantic yet. Interestingly, the MDP variation had made its debut against Najdorf, who learned the hard way. See:

Taimanov vs Najdorf, 1953

(and the thread of comments under that game)


Najdorf vs Gligoric, 1953

All this makes me think that maybe Boleslavsky didn't have any particular ace under his sleeve, but knew that Taimanov, having lost to Najdorf, would probably make lots of assumptions about his (Boleslavsky's) secret tricks. Psychological warfare or true home preparation?

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