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John Nunn vs Rafael Vaganian
Baden (1980), Baden AUT, rd 4, Oct-31
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07)  ·  1-0



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May-12-07  thegoldenband: Question: in "Secrets of Grandmaster Play", Nunn writes that after 27...Qxf4, White could either win material with 28. Qxe7, or transpose into a previously given winning line with 28. Qe6+ Bf7 29. Qxc6 Re8 30. Bxc4 "etc."

In that latter line, what's the best move for White after 29...Ra2 (instead of 29...Re8)?

May-12-07  slapwa: thegoldenband: 30. Qc8+, Bf8 31. Ne6, Bxe6 32 Qxe6+, Kh8 33. Qxd5 looks good enough.
May-13-07  thegoldenband: Thanks, slapwa, that certainly seems pretty crushing. It's amazing how completely Black's position collapses after 20...f6 (cited by Nunn as the losing move).
Dec-12-15  SeanAzarin: Then There Was Nunn

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