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Gennadij Timoscenko vs Jan Timman
Vilnius (1969), Vilnius LTU, rd 6, Aug-??
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System (C07)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka:, I don't see this game in MyChess.

By the way, in 1969 Georgy Timoshenko was only 3 years old. The game was almost certainly played by Gennadi Timoshchenko

Premium Chessgames Member Here's the problem: 97...Qa8+ is an illegal move. Not exactly sure how to repair this game.
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  Honza Cervenka: <97...Qa8+ is an illegal move> Maybe I am wrong but I don't think so. After move 97 of white (97.Kf8) there is a position:

white: Kf8, Bf4, Nd6, f7, Pg3, h4
black: Kh7, Qa7, Pg6, h6.

In this position I don't see any reason for an allegation that 97...Qa8+ is illegal.

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  Honza Cervenka: By the way, this game is pretty exciting fight. Alas that Timoshchenko missed beautiful final 83.Ke7!! (threatening Nf6+ with next Nf7#) 83...Qc5 (pin of Nd6) 84.Nf6+ Kh8 85.Ne4 Qa7+ (or 85...Qa3 86.Kf8 Qa8+ 87.Ne8 Qa1 88.N4d6 with an unavoidable mate.) 86.Kf8 Qb8+ 87.Ne8 Qb4+ (or 87...Qe5 88.N4d6) 88.N4d6 threatening Bg7#.
Jun-19-05  who: Phoenominal game. I have never seen something like this. The Queen is simply not as powerful as the three minor pieces!
May-16-06  Steven87: That game is incredible. But throughout it I couldn't help but wonder at black's chances of perpetual check.
Sep-09-06  hidude: 90.Ke8 Qc1 91.Nc4 h6 92.Ncd6 Qe3 93.Ke7 Qa7+ 94.Kf6 Kh7 95.Bf4 Qa1+ 96.Ke7 Qa7+ 97.Kf8 Qa8+ 98.Ne8 g5 99.hxg5 hxg5 100.Nxg5+ Kg6 101.Ke7 Kf5 102.Nd6+ Kg4 103.Nge4 Qa4 104.Be5 Qa7+ 105.Ke6 Qa2+ 106.Kf6 Qd5 107.Bf4 Kf3 108.Kg7 Qd4+ 109.Kg6 Qd3 110.Kf5 Qd5+ 111.Be5 Qg8 112.Ng5+ Kf2 113.g4 Kg2 114.Ngf7 Qh7+ 115.Kf6 Qh4+ 116.g5 Kh3 117.Nf5 Qb4 118.g6 Qb6+ 119.Bd6 Qb2+ 120.Ne5 Qb3 121.g7 Qa2 122.Nf7 Qa8 123.N5h6
Sep-09-06  hidude: saw it out
Jan-04-09  Ychromosome: Is that a 33 move annotation at the end?? Wow!
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  Alex Schindler: This is the greatest endgame I've ever seen. Or at least the most exotic. The knight coordination, methodical king activation, and use of the weak dark squares around the black king makes 9 points far better than 9 points. That must have taken a lot of calculation.

What a prescient queen sac...

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  GrahamClayton: I'd underpromote to a bishop rather than a queen, just for the visual effect of having 4 minor pieces versus the queen.

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