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Mark Taimanov vs Wolfgang Uhlmann
USSR vs. Rest of the World (1970), Belgrade SRB, rd 1, Mar-29
Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80)  ·  1-0



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May-28-05  aw1988: No kibitzing on this famous game?? It's extremely well played by Taimanov.
Jun-28-05  Knight13: Taimanov handles the entire game extremely well. The irresistible attack of his weak e-pawn is great!

Good game.

Oct-22-05  sitzkrieg: Nc6 is bad according to theory. e6 ought to be played since Bb5 and Bf6 (Bb4ch followed by castling) are not dangerous. Nc6 is bad because white can continiously work with threats against pawn e7 and b7.

Black's f5 against Ne4 is bad of course but his position is inferior anyway.

Really admirable play by Taimanov.

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  ToTheDeath: Nice game, Uhlmann did not put up a lot of resistance- 40...Bxb5 and 42...Bb5 were better chances to draw.
Mar-24-20  ronaldpatzer: Reshevsky in his book the art of positional play tells us that Uhlmann gave up all hopes after 42... Kd5 because it gives up any thought of promoting the a-pawn.

Also, 45. Be5 is interesting, it prevents Bd6 attacking the h2 pawn. It seems like a final touch. After that white is dominating completely.

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