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Svetozar Gligoric vs Yuri Averbakh
Stockholm Interzonal (1952), Stockholm SWE, rd 17, Oct-12
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E27)  ·  0-1



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Feb-20-05  DrDave: I have a source which says (1) The game was played in 1950 and (2) Black's 28th was ...Na4. Can anyone adjudicate?
Feb-20-05  sneaky pete: <DrDave> Your source must be Kotov and Yudovich, The Soviet School of Chess. (1) 1950 is wrong and (2) 28... Na4! as given by Kotov must be right. 28... Nc4 29.Bd2 .. makes no sense.

The first interzonal tournament was Saltsj÷baden, 1948 (Averbakh didn't play), the next Stockholm, 1952, where both Gligoric and Averbakh qualified for the 1953 candidates tournament.

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  Sally Simpson: Here...

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Black's 28th move was indeed 28...Na4 and not 28...Nc4.

Also White's 44th move is not 44.Kd4 it was 44.Ke4.

If the King was on d4 then here...

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....Black would have played 45....Nf3+

'The Soviet School of Chess' by Kotov and Yudovich give the correct score.

Both of Averbakh's Knights play 'dim on the rim' in this game softening up White.

And here (Black to play move 35):

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The Averbakh Knight scores a hat trick by taking three pawns in the next three moves. Bang. Bang. Bang.

Position after Black's move 37th move:

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