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Svetozar Gligoric vs Florin Gheorghiu
Tel-Aviv it (1966), ISR, rd 9, May-28
Gruenfeld Defense: Three Knights Variation. Hungarian Attack (D92)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: 22.d6 is a nice breach which opens the play. It is amazing how quickly afterwards Gligoric's pieces penetrate into Gheorghiu's position. After 24.Rxc5 white threatens to play 25.Rxc8. Black cannot play 27...Rg6 for 28.Qxg6 fxg6 29.Nxb6+. After 30...Kg8 white can continue 31.Qxg6 fxg6 32.Rxd5 +-.
Oct-09-02  drukenknight: First errror appears to be at blacks 24th. He must at least attempt to recapture material, if he can't get any this move (is there any other way) then he must at least threaten to. Then good thing will happen.

he cannot allow this situation (-1 pt material) to go back to white. When white has tempo he will x chagne and if white exchanges material correctly, white will eventually have TEMPO and MATERIAL, then it will be lost.

Try 24...b6

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  Honza Cervenka: After 24...b6 what about 25.Rxc8?
Oct-10-02  drukenknight: good move Honza! Try 24...Qb3
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  Honza Cervenka: 24...Qb3 is not possible. If you mean 24...Qb6 then 25.Nxb6.
Oct-11-02  drukenknight: FOrget that line, the clear error I think is blacks 25 because he allows db pawns. After that white simple exchanges down. White missed the strongest line that follows:

26 BxN gxh4 27 Nxb6 etc. There is nothing to gain on d1 because it is covered by the B on b3. So that's the ball game. It was simply a dumb play on blacks 25th.

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  Honza Cervenka: 27.Nxb6 is not better then 27.Qg4. Maybe it is not bad as white's position is after 27...Rxd1+ 28.Qxd1 Qxb6 better thanks to controlling of opened lines and bad black bishop. But as there are bishops of opposite color on the chessboard, it has not to be easy for white to win. Playing 27.Qg4 white keeps strong pressure on black.
Oct-11-02  drukenknight: do you have a way to hold the line after:

26 BxN gxh4 27 Nxb6

Feb-03-19  DonChalce: was 22...Nxd6 any better?

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