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Mark Taimanov vs Predrag Ostojic
Reykjavik (1968), Reykjavik ISL, Jun-??
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12)  ·  1-0



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  patzer2: Taimanov's 18. Nxf7!! is listed as the solution to number 1695 in Chess Informant's 1980 Encyclopedia of Chess Middle Games/Combinations. It is classified under the theme "Demolition of Pawn Structure" via "Sacrifice at f7 (f2)."

If 19...Qe7, then White wins with 20. Nxf8+! Kxf8 21. Qh6+ Qg7 22. Ba3+.

If 22...Qc7, then White wins with 23. d5 Bg7 24. Re7!.

If 22...Bg7, then White wins after 23. Re7! Bf8 (23...Qf8 24. Rxd7 Nxd7 25. Qxd7 ) 24. Rde1! Bd5 25. Bxd5 Bxe7 26. Rxe7 Qf8 27. Rxd7 Bd5 (27...Nxd7?? 28. d5+ ) 28. Qxf8+ Rxf8 29. Rxd5 Nxd5 30. Bxd5. One possible continuation in this two bishops and passed pawn versus rook scenario is 30... Kg7 31. Be6 Rd8 32. d5+ Kf8 33. g4 Re8 34. f4 Re7 35. f5 gxf5 36. gxf5 Ke8 37. Kf2 Rb7 38. f6 a5 39. Ba3 b5 40. Bc5 b4 41. d6 h6 42. f7+ Rxf7+ 43. Bxf7+ Kd7 44. Bh5 Kc6 45. Be8+ Kxc5 46. d7 , with mate soon to follow.

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